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Gamecock Duo Named to the NCBWA All-America Teams
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Gamecock Duo Named to the NCBWA All-America Teams

DALLAS – University of South Carolina outfielder Ethan Petry and catcher Cole Messina were named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-America team, the organization announced today (Wednesday, June 14). Petry was named to the first team, while Messina was a second team selection.

Petry ended his rookie season with a .376 batting average with 10 doubles, 23 home runs and 75 RBI. The Land O’Lakes, Fla., native scored 55 runs and had a .733 slugging percentage. In the Columbia Regional, Petry was 4-for-12 with five runs scored, a home run and three RBI on his way to being named to the All-Columbia Regional team.

Messina hit .307 with 18 doubles, 17 home runs and 65 RBI in 62 games played this season. He slugged .615 and had a .428 on-base percentage while stealing eight bases. Messina threw out eight runners trying to steal this season and had 40 walks and 11 hit-by-pitches.

Petry becomes the 24th Gamecock to be named a First Team All-American and the first since Kyle Martin was named to Baseball America’s first team in 2015.

The Gamecocks (42-21, 16-13 SEC) ended the 2023 season with a Columbia Regional title, a trip to the Gainesville Super Regional, a pair of All-SEC First team honors and a national ranking as high as No. 3 this season.