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Carmen Mlodzinski

  • position Right Handed Pitcher
  • height 6-2
  • weight 231
  • class Redshirt Sophomore
  • Hometown Hilton Head, S.C.
  • High school Hilton Head HS
  • position Right Handed Pitcher
  • height 6-2
  • weight 231
  • class Redshirt Sophomore
  • Hometown Hilton Head, S.C.
  • High school Hilton Head HS

Carmen Mlodzinski Bio

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Baseball America Second Team Preseason All-America (2020)
  • D1Baseball¬†Third Team Preseason All-America (2020)
  • No. 10 Prospect for the 2020 Draft by Baseball America
  • No. 7 Top College Prospect by D1Baseball.com
  • 2019-20 SEC Spring Honor Roll
  • 2018-19 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017-18 First-Year SEC Honor Roll

2020 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE)

  • Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 31st pick of the 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft (Competitive Balance Round A)
  • Went 2-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 22 strikeouts in 25.1 innings pitched with four starts
  • On Opening Day vs. Holy Cross (Feb. 14), struck out three in seven shutout innings in the win
  • Had six strikeouts and allowed just three hits in seven innings against Northwestern (Feb. 21)
  • In 5.1 innings of work, allowed one earned run with five strikeouts in a win over Cornell (March 6)

2019 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Made three starts for the Gamecocks, pitching 10.2 innings with 11 strikeouts and 11 walks
  • Broke his foot in the Clemson game (March 1) and missed the rest of the season
  • Has three years of eligibility remaining
  • Had four strikeouts and allowed one earned run in four innings against Utah Valley (Feb. 22)
  • Struck out three in 4.1 innings of work, making the start on Opening Day vs. Liberty (Feb. 15)

2018 (FRESHMAN)

  • Made 19 appearances with seven starts for the Gamecocks his freshman season
  • Had three wins and a save while striking out 43 batters in 45.2 innings pitched
  • Earned the win in the Greenville Regional championship game vs. UNC Wilmington (June 4), striking out three and allowing four hits and three runs in five innings of work
  • Went seven innings at Furman (April 24), striking out seven and allowing just three hits and two runs in a 10-2 win
  • Had five strikeouts in five innings in a win at The Citadel (April 10)
  • In the SEC Tournament against Missouri (May 22), struck out five and allowed three hits and two runs in five innings of work
  • Made his collegiate debut on Feb. 24 vs. Charleston Southern, striking out a pair of batters in an inning of relief
  • Had three strikeouts in 2.1 innings pitched against Furman (Feb. 27)
  • Earned his first career save on March 10 vs. Princeton, striking out a batter in an inning of work

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Rawlings-Perfect Game honorable mention All-American and Atlantic All-Region first team (2017)
  • Was ranked the top prep in South Carolina in 2017 by Perfect Game
  • USA TODAY High School Sports American Family Insurance All-USA South Carolina first team (2017)
  • South Carolina 4A Player of the Year (2017)
  • All-South Carolina first team (2017)
  • Played in the North-South All-Star Game at Lexington High School in 2017
  • Perfect Game Underclass high honorable mention (2015, ’16)
  • Baseball America Top-500 prospect for the 2017 MLB Draft
  • Played summer baseball for Team Elite Prime

PERSONAL

  • Born on February 19, 1999
  • Son of Holly and Tom Mlodzinski
  • Major is sport and entertainment management