Skip to main content
Partner logo
Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Gamecocks+
Baseball's Messina Named All-American by D1 Baseball
Baseball  . 

Baseball's Messina Named All-American by D1 Baseball

OMAHA – University of South Carolina junior catcher Cole Messina was named a Second Team All-American by D1Baseball, the website announced this morning (Wednesday, June 26). Messina is now a consensus All-American, earning Second Team honors from Baseball America, ABCA, NCBWA, Perfect Game and D1 Baseball.

Messina led Carolina with a .326 batting average to go along with 64 runs scored, 19 doubles, 21 home runs, 71 runs-batted-in, 50 walks and eight stolen bases. Messina threw out 13 runners trying to steal, including three in the Raleigh Regional opener against James Madison (May 31).

He was named to both the All-SEC Tournament team and the All-Raleigh Regional team. Messina set the SEC Tournament record with 16 RBI in the five games played and had two home runs, including the game-winner, in a victory over Arkansas (May 22). He was named to the All-SEC second team after hitting .330 with 12 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI in conference contests.

Messina is Carolina’s second consensus All-American in as many years, joining Ethan Petry in 2023.