Senior Tim Younger earns Chapel Hill All-Regional Team honors
June 4, 2012
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina senior Tim Younger closed out his Pirate career being named to the 2012 Chapel Hill All-Regional Team as voted by the members of the media following Sunday night's championship game between St. John's and host North Carolina.
The Clearwater, Fla. native batted .357 (5-for-14) tying for second on the team with Drew Reynolds and trailing only sophomore Chase McDonald, who batted .545 (6-for-11). Younger drove in a pair of runs, scored twice, drew one walk and recorded 14 putouts and six assists.
Younger, who became the ninth recipient of the honorary No. 23 jersey worn by the late ECU Head Coach Keith LeClair, started 60 games on the season (52 at second base) concluded his career season batting .313 (68-for-217) with 10 doubles, 27 RBI and scored 38 runs. He posted 19 multi-hit games, including a three-hit performance against No. 6 national seed North Carolina in his final collegiate game in the Chapel Hill Regional. Younger recorded a pair of game-winning RBI (Penn State, UAB) and on March 30 drove in a career-best four runs in ECU's 11-6 win over the Blazers where he was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
He took home his first ever Conference USA Hitter-of-the-Week award on April 9 following ECU's series win over Houston at Lewis Field inside Clark-LeClair Stadium. During that week Younger batted a team-best .500 (9-for-18) and helped the Pirates to their second-straight C-USA series win over Houston (2-0-1). He recorded multiple hits in all four games on the week and scored at least one run in all three C-USA contests, totaling five. At instate rival UNC Wilmington on April 3, Younger was 2-for-4 (both singles) and reached base three times (hit by pitch). In the series opener against Houston, he was 2-fof-4 with a pair of RBI, a run scored and reach base four times (two singles, a walk and a fielder's choice). Younger followed that with his third-straight multi-hit performance, going 2-for-4 with a pair of runs and a walk. In the series finale, he tied his career-high with three hits (two singles and a double) and scored a pair of runs.
2012 NCAA Chapel Hill Regional
All-Regional Team - June 3, 2012
P - Kyle Hansen, St. John's
P - Kent Emanuel, North Carolina
C - Danny Bethea, St. John's
1B - Frank Schwindel, St. John's
2B - Tommy Coyle, North Carolina
SS - Matt Wessinger, St. John's
3B - Sean O'Hare, St. John's
OF - Jeremy Baltz, St. John's
OF - Kyle Richardson, St. John's
OF - Tim Younger, East Carolina
DH - Colin Moran, North Carolina
MVP - Jeremy Baltz, St. John's