Pirate Nation - now that we are 19 days away from the start of the 2013 season, we have decided to kick off the 10th Inning blog with a countdown of Top 10 moments from the 2012 season. Each day we will add a new post as we get closer to the season opener against nationally-ranked Virginia (Feb. 15 at 3 p.m.).
Coming in at No. 10 was the play of Chase McDonald during the 2012 Chapel Hill Regional.
Following his 2011 Charlottesville Regional performance where he was named to the All-Regional Team, sophomore Chase McDonald led the Pirates with a .545 (6-for-11) average during the Chapel Hill Regional. The Greenville, N.C. native, who also scored two runs and walked once, collected at least one base hit in all three games last year and extended his current NCAA Regional hitting streak to seven games.
As a freshman, McDonald batted .438 (7-for-16) with a home run, five RBI and scored a pair of runs. He ranked among the Charlottesville Regional leaders in home runs (t-1st), RBI (t-1st), total bases (t-1st) and hits (t-2nd).
During seven career NCAA Regional games, McDonald owns a .481 (13-for-27) average, has posted six multi-hit contests and has drawn three walks to go along with his home run - a grand slam against Navy in 2011.
Top 10 Moments of the 2012 Baseball Season
10. Chase McDonald's play during the 2012 Chapel Hill Regional (June 1-3)