Three Camels Garner All-Big South Honors

Buies Creek – Campbell’s Matt Parrish has been named First Team All-Big South, leading three Camels on the league’s 2016 all-conference awards list.

Grant Yost was also named Second Team All-Big South and Anthony Lopez received an honorable mention nod. Parrish was also named to the Big South’s All-Academic Team for the third time in his career.

A two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American and three-time Academic All-District pick, Parrish has been named First Team All-Big South as an infielder after taking Second Team accolades as a designated hitter last season.

A 2016 Senior CLASS Award finalist, Parrish batted .371 with 41 RBI and 36 runs scored, notching 14 doubles, two triples and three home runs. A McGee’s Crossroads, N.C. native, Parrish ranked fourth in the Big South this season in batting.

Yost, an Appleton, Wisconsin native, was tabbed Second Team All-Big South as a starting pitcher, carrying a 7-3 record with a 2.64 ERA in 13 starts, tossing 95 1/3 innings for the Camels.

The right-hander finished the season ranked fourth in the league in ERA and second in innings pitched, also standing ninth in strikeouts (71) and second in strikeouts looking (27). He turned in five consecutive complete games, and seven total quality starts.

Lopez, a senior shortstop, garnered honorable mention recognition after batting .319 with 40 runs scored and 33 RBI. The Vineland, N.J. native collected a team-high 21 extra-base hits, including nine doubles, five triples and seven home runs.

Coastal Carolina’s Connor Owings and Andrew Beckwith were voted the 2016 Big South Baseball Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year.

In addition, Coastal Carolina head coach Gary Gilmore was named Coach of the Year, while Liberty outfielder D.J. Artis was selected Big South Freshman of the Year. Gardner-Webb infielder Patrick Graham was voted Scholar-Athlete of the Year.