June 7, 2011
Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina senior infielder Scott Wingo has been selected in the 11th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Wingo was the No. 344 overall pick in the draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is the third current Gamecock player to be selected in this year’s draft. Jackie Bradley Jr. was selected in the supplemental round yesterday by the Red Sox and Matt Price was a sixth round selection by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Wingo earned first-team All-SEC honors this year and was named yesterday to the 2011 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. The senior captain led the team in hitting in SEC games with a .380 clip in 30 conference games. Wingo is hitting .335 (71-for-212) for the year and has a .468 on-base percentage that is among the best in the SEC. It is also the second consecutive year he earned All-SEC Defensive honors.
WINGO’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2011 – Captain … Earned first-team All-SEC honors at second base … Also named to SEC All-Defensive Team … Team’s leading hitter in SEC games with .382 average (42-for-110) in 30 conference contests … 3-for-5 in 3-2 win at Alabama (5/21) … 3-for-4 with a run scored in 6-3 win at Alabama (5/20) … Game-winning walk-off home run in 6-5 victory over Arkansas (5/15) … 3-for-4 with two runs scored in 6-1 win at Ole Miss (5/6) … 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a RBI in 9-3 win at Wofford (5/4) … Tied SC single-game record with four walks in 7-3 win over Auburn (5/1) … Game-winning RBI single in 2-1 win over Auburn (4/29) … 1-for-4 with two RBI a triple and three runs scored in 13-4 win at Mississippi State (4/24) … Made ESPN’s SportsCenter Top 10 plays, No. 6 on April 22 after sliding catch in foul territory in 8-2 win at Mississippi State (4/22) … 1-for-3 with two RBI in 5-3 win over Vanderbilt (4/17) … 2-for-4 in 6-4 loss to Vanderbilt (4/16) … Reached base three times, had a pair of hits including a RBI single in 3-1 win over Vanderbilt (4/15) … Tied career-high with three hits in 4-0 win at Tennessee (4/7) … 1-for-3 and tied career-high with four runs scored in 18-2 win over USC Upstate (4/5) … 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in 6-4 win over The Citadel (3/30) … 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI and season-high three runs scored in 24-4 win over College of Charleston (3/22) … 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and a run scored in 8-3 win over Georgia (3/20) … Game-winning RBI single with two outs in bottom of the ninth inning in 2-1 win over Georgia (3/19) … 2-for-3 with two runs scored in 8-4 win over Wofford (3/16) … Two-run homer in 6-3 win vs. Clemson (3/4) … 2-for-3 with two runs scored in 14-1 win over Furman (3/1) … Hit .400 in Santa Clara series (4-for-10) with a pair of RBI and two runs scored … 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in 12-5 win over Santa Clara (2/18).
2010 – Named to SEC All-Defensive Team … Scored game-winning run in 2-1 victory over UCLA in national championship series win at the College World Series (6/29) … 1-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in 7-1 win over UCLA at the College World Series (6/28) … 1-for-3 with a two-run double in 11-4 win over Arizona State at the College World Series (6/22) … 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 10-2 win over Virginia Tech in NCAA Regional (6/6) … Reached base three times and scored a run in 11-6 win over Florida (5/22) … 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored in 20-15 win over Alabama (5/2) … 3-for-5 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in 9-7 win over Alabama (4/30) … Hit a solo homer and scored two runs in 5-4 loss to Ole Miss (4/17) … First multi-homer game of his career as he went 3-for-4 with three RBI in 10-4 win at The Citadel (4/14) … 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored in 10-1 win over The Citadel (3/30) … 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored in 11-5 win at Auburn (3/26) … Tallied solo home run in 4-0 win over Tennessee (3/21) … 1-for-3 with a two-run single in 10-7 win over Tennessee (3/20) … Tied career-high with three hits and scored two runs in 8-3 win over Davidson (3/17) … 2-for-4 with a career-high four RBI in 15-0 win at Furman (3/16) … Made a combined eight plate appearances in both games of the doubleheader vs. Brown but had just one official at bat … He walked five times, was hit by a pitch and also had a sacrifice bunt (3/13) … 1-for-2 with a run scored and two walks in 7-3 win over Valparaiso (3/10) … Hit a three-run homer in 19-6 loss to Clemson (3/7) … 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and a career-high four runs scored in 15-0 win over Presbyterian (3/3) … 1-for-2 with two runs scored in 6-2 win at East Carolina (2/26) … Reached base four times with a base hit, a walk and two hit by pitches in 10-3 win vs. Duquesne, also scored a run (2/19).
2009 – Two-run homer in 10-9 loss to East Carolina at NCAA Regional (6/1) … 2-for-3 in 5-4 loss to Vanderbilt (5/21) … 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 9-5 win over Alabama at SEC Tournament (5/20) … 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in 6-1 win over Georgia (5/16) … 1-for-4 with a double and run scored in 14-5 win over Vanderbilt (5/2) … 1-for-3 with a run scored, triple and RBI in 8-5 win over Vanderbilt (5/1) … 1-for-2 with a run scored in 10-4 win over Auburn (4/19) … Solo home run in 7-6 win over Clemson (4/7) … 1-for-2 with a run scored in 10-0 win vs. Furman (4/1) … Hit solo home run, went 1-for-3 at plate in 12-5 loss at The Citadel … 2-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and three RBI in 20-19 win over Kentucky (3/28) … Tied career-high with three hits in 15-0 win at Furman (3/18) … Walked three times and drove in one run in 13-3 win over Old Dominion (3/10) … 1-for-1 in 6-5 win over Presbyterian (3/9) … 1-for-4 with a RBI in 6-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/4) … Reached base three times in Duquesne series and scored three runs … Started first and third games of the series (2/21 and 2/23) … 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll member.
2008 – Played in 54 games with 43 starts at second base in first season … Hit .230 (29-for-126) with 33 runs scored, three doubles, a triple, six homers and 17 RBI … Put together a strong .438 on-base percentage and set the USC freshman record with 17 hit by pitches … Fielded a very solid .978 with just five errors at second base … Career-high three hits including a home run in 11-10 loss at LSU … 1-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored in 10-1 win over Wofford (4/23) … Recorded two-run homer in 5-3 win at Furman (4/22) … Hit solo home run in 6-0 win at Clemson (4/16) … Hit first career home run and tallied two RBI in 11-5 win vs. Yale (3/12) … 2-for-3 with a RBI and a walk in 5-1 win at Clemson (3/2) … Reached base 11 times in weekend series vs. Duquesne with a single, five walks and five hit by pitches … Tied USC single-game record for hit by pitches with three in 15-4 win over Duquesne (3/7) … Tallied two hits and reached base on hit by pitch in 7-6 win over East Carolina (2/24) … Maded first career start and was 1-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and a hit by pitch in 22-4 win over East Carolina (2/23) … Played for Gastonia Grizzlies of Coastal Plain League in the summer, hit .242 (29-for-12) with a pair of doubles, two triples and eight RBI … 2008 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll member.