By: Justin Stevens
Grayson Greiner, catcher, and Jordan Montgomery, left-handed pitcher, earned Freshman All-American honors today by Collegiate Baseball. Greiner and Montgomery join the list of the Gamecocks that have been selected as Freshman All-Americans.
All-Time Freshman All-Americans at USC
2012: Grayson Greiner and Jordan Montgomery
2010: Matt Price, RP, and Christian Walker, 1B
2009: Jackie Bradley Jr., OF
2008: Sam Dyson, SP
2007: Blake Cooper, SP
2006: Andrew Crisp, OF, and Justin Smoak, 1B
2000: Drew Meyer, SS
1998: Kip Bouknight, SP, and Peter Bauer, SP
1996: Mike Curry, OF
1993: Jason Haynie, P
1991: Mac White, OF
Grayson Greiner started in 48 games behind the plate this season and has a batting average of .236 with six home runs and 31 RBIs. Greiner was very productive defensively for the Gamecocks, throwing out 17 runners trying to steal this season. The status for Greiner is still “iffy” according to head coach Ray Tanner in regards to the Super Regional against Oklahoma.
Jordan Montgomery has appeared in 14 games this season, starting in 12, and has a record of 5-1 with a 4.05 ERA and 51 strikeouts. Montgomery started in USC’s 4-3 victory against Clemson last weekend in the Columbia Regional. He went 6.2 innings on the mound allowing two ER, five hits and striking out six.
Chad Sobotka, USC Upstate relief pitcher, also earned freshman all-american honors by Collegiate Baseball. Sobotka was named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team after appearing in 25 games recording a 3-0 record, 1.72 ERA and 12 saves for the Spartans.
Elliott Warford, Furman pitcher, has earned freshman all-american honors by Collegiate Baseball as well. Warford, a Southern Conference All-Freshman selection, was 6-0 with a 3.61 ERA and seven saves in 31 appearances.
Chase Shelton, Charleston Southern first baseman, earned the freshman all-american honors by Collegiate Baseball also. Shelton, a Second-Team Big South selection, hit .344 and had four home runs, 13 doubles and 29 RBIs.