McDonald And Reynolds Earn All-State Honors

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Junior Chase McDonald

June 26, 2013

GREENVILLE, N.C. - Juniors Chase McDonald and Drew Reynolds were named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) All-State Baseball Team the organization announced Wednesday. The all-state first and second teams feature 27 players representing eight different North Carolina Universities.

McDonald, who earned First-Team All-Conference USA honors, led the league in home runs (11), RBI (46) and slugging percentage (.519), while batting .299 in 53 starts at first base. McDonald earned his first career Hitter-of-the-Week honors after batting a team-best .500 (8-for-16) with two home runs and six RBI in the Pirates series win over Southern Miss. The Greenville N.C. native capped off the 2012 season being selected in the 12th round by the Houston Astros in the Major League First-Year Player Draft.

Reynolds continued to add postseason honors with his first-team designation as a relief pitcher and second-team selection as the designated hitter. The Cherryville, N.C. native also earned Louisville Slugger Second-Team All-America accolades by Collegiate Baseball.

The utility player, who earned First-Team All-Conference USA and All-Tournament Team, led the Pirates with a .322 average and 68 hits, while ranking second with 13 doubles and fourth with 30 runs scored. On the mound he posted a 3-2 record with a 2.92 ERA and recorded a league and team-best 14 saves, which also ranked 14th nationally.

NCCSIA Baseball University Division All-State First-Team

 SP: Heath Bowers, So., Campbell University

SP: Ryan Mattes, Sr., Campbell University

RP: Ryan Thompson, Jr., Campbell University

RP: Drew Reynolds, Jr., East Carolina University
C: Michael DeLucia, Sr., Campbell University

IF: Michael Felton, Sr., Campbell University

IF: Tyler White, Sr., Western Carolina University

IF: Ryan Kinsella, Jr., Elon University

IF: Kelvin Freeman, Sr., North Carolina A&T University

 OF: Christian Wolfe, Sr., UNC Greensboro

OF: Ben McQuown, Sr., Campbell University

OF: Justin Seager, Jr., Charlotte

DH: David Olson, Sr., Campbell University



NCCSIA Baseball University Division All-State Second-Team

 SP: Jeremy Null, So., Western Carolina University

SP: Brock Hudgens, Jr., Charlotte

RP: Joe Goodman, So., High Point University

 RP: Preston Hatcher, Sr., Western Carolina University

C: Josh Spano, So., High Point University

C: Alex Swim, Sr., Elon University

IF: Aaron Attaway, Jr., Western Carolina University

 IF: Luke Tendler, Jr., North Carolina A&T University
IF: Brent Graham, Sr., Campbell University

IF: Chase McDonald, Jr., East Carolina University

 OF: Clayton Brown, Jr., Campbell University

OF: Ryan Retz, Sr., High Point University

OF: Julian Ridings, Jr., Western Carolina University

DH: Drew Reynolds, Jr., East Carolina University