Bucs Earn Coastal Plain League Honors August 2, 2011
by CSU Sports Information
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. –Charleston Southern pitchers Corey Deighan and Charlie McCready have picked up numerous honors in the Coastal Plain League during the summer of 2011, with both earning Player of the Week selections as well as spots on the 2011 National CPL All-Star Team while playing for the Asheboro (N.C.) Copperheads.
RHP Deighan, a native of Jacksonville, Fla., was 1-2 for the Buccaneers with an ERA of 6.25 on the season. Deighan was second on the team with 26 appearances and led the team and was second in the BSC with seven saves. He struck out 38 batters and gave up 25 earned runs off of 37 hits as a junior in 2011. Deighan is 4-0 in summer action with the Copperheads and boasts an ERA of 0.33 in 23 appearances. He has seven saves and was named the Pitcher of the Week during first week of the CPL season.
McCready, a left-handed pitcher from Fort Mill, S.C., led the NCAA for nearly a month with an ERA of 0.24 and did not give up an earned run in that time span. One of the team’s top relief pitchers, McCready led the Bucs in both appearances (27) and ERA (2.29), finishing the season with a 6-2 record. He surrendered 53 hits and 15 earned runs while striking out 40 opposing batters. A 2011 Big South All-Conference First team honoree, McCready was also named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Second Team. He is 2-2 with nine starts for the Copperheads with an ERA of 2.88. He also earned Pitcher of the Week accolades, collecting the honor in the seventh week of the CPL season.
Deighan and McCready each pitched a scoreless inning in the CPL All-Star game. McCready gave up two hits whole Deighan struck out one and walked one batter.
John Faircloth, who will join the Buccaneers next season, was selected as the starting third baseman for the CPL All-Star game. Faircloth was 1-for-2 in the game and is hitting .246 on the season for the Martinsville Mustangs. He comes to CSU this fall after spending the past two seasons at Brunswick Community College.