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Coastal Carolina senior standout picks up preseason All-America honor

Coastal Carolina first baseman and former Georgetown High standout Kevin Woodall Jr. joined elite company on Monday.
Coastal Carolina first baseman and former Georgetown High standout Kevin Woodall Jr. joined elite company on Monday. jlee@thesunnews.com

Coastal Carolina senior first baseman Kevin Woodall Jr. was named a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Monday.

The former Georgetown standout is the 12th Chanticleer baseball player named to the team by Collegiate Baseball, and CCU was represented on the squad for the third year in a row. Michael Paez was a first team selection in 2016, while Andrew Beckwith and Alex Cunningham were first and third team picks, respectively, a season ago.

Woodall was voted a first team All-Sun Belt performer last season after leading the conference in home runs (18) and RBIs (60). For the year, he batted .262 with 60 runs scored and 11 doubles.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound first baseman is a .251 career hitter.

Prior to his days at Coastal Carolina, Woodall was an S.C. Baseball Coaches Association all-state performer. He was also part of the North-South Select all-star team.

Coastal Carolina begins the 2018 baseball season by hosting Virginia Tech on Feb. 16 in the 18th annual Brittain Resorts Baseball at the Beach event.

Joe L. Hughes II: 843-444-1702, @JoeLHughesII

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