CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston's Marty Gantt was named an ABCA/Rawlings Second Team All-American, while joining CofC's Christian Powell on the ABCA All-Atlantic Region teams.
A native of North Augusta, S.C., was tabbed for the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team after winning the SoCon Player of the Year Award and garnering a spot as a Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American. In 2012, Gantt led the team with a .373 average with 11 home runs, 46 RBI and 29 stolen bases. Gantt led the league and finished ninth in the country with 68 runs scored.
Appalachian State's Daniel Kassouf (First) and Samford's Brandon Miller (Third) were the only other SoCon representatives of the three All-America teams, while South Carolina's Christian Walker (Second) and Clemson's Richie Shaffer (Third) were the only other players from state teams.
Starting pitcher Christian Powell, the SoCon Pitcher of the Year, joined Gantt with a spot on the ABCA All-Atlantic Region teams. Gantt was tabbed for the first team, while Powell was named to the second team.
Powell finished the season with a league-best ERA of 2.69, boasting a 9-4 record with 77 strikeouts.
Gantt was drafted in the seventh round of the MLB Entry Draft by the Rays, while Powell was drafted in the eighth round by the Twins.