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Gene Cone
Gene  Cone

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Spring Valley HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Position:
OF

B-T:
L-L

Major:
Business


9/20/2014

Gene Cone maturing into one of USC's top outfielders

By Neil White (The State)

2/11/2015

With season starting, Cone motivated to 'get better every day'

By Collyn Taylor (Spurs & Feathers)

Gene Cone's Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader


AWARDS/HONORS/CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
  • Ranked by Baseball America as No. 6 best prospect in 2015 in the Coastal Plain League
  • 2014 Coastal Plain League Hitter of the Year
  • 2014 Coastal Plain League All-Star
  • 2014 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
  • Fall 2013 Dean's List


  • 2015 (SOPHOMORE)

    • Started all 57 games, hit .257 (55-for-214) with 48 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, two homers and 12 RBI
    • Walked 35 times and was hit by pitch seven times as well, .377 on-base percentage, also stole 13 bags
    • 3-for-4 in 5-1 loss vs. Missouri at SEC Tournament (5/19)
    • 1-for-1 with two walks and two runs scored as well as two stolen bases in 17-0 win over USC Upstate (5/12)
    • 1-for-4 with two runs scored in 8-7 win over Texas A&M (5/10)
    • 2-for-5 with a double in 4-3 loss at Tennessee (4/25)
    • 2-for-4 with a triple and run scored in 2-1 loss at Furman (4/21)
    • Two runs along with an RBI and a walk in a 5-2 win over Vanderbilt (4/17)
    • Solo homer in 12-2 loss at Florida (4/12)
    • Tied career-high in hits and runs batted in going 3-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI in 11-1 win over Appalachian State (4/7)
    • Reached base four times and scored four runs in 13-7 win at Mississippi State (4/4)
    • 8-for-13 (.615) in the Georgia series with four runs scored
    • 3-for-5 with a double and two runs in 8-5 win over Georgia (3/29)
    • 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 4-3 loss to Georgia (3/28)
    • 2-for-4 with a run scored in 6-5 loss vs. Georgia (3/27)
    • 2-for-4 with two RBI including a RBI triple in 7-5 win at Missouri (3/22)
    • 1-for-3 with two runs scored in 10-1 win over Kentucky (3/13)
    • 2-for-3 with two runs scored in 13-3 win over Penn State (3/11)
    • Two walks and two runs scored in 5-3 win over Miami (Ohio) (3/8)
    • Three walks and three runs scored in 11-3 win over High Point (3/4)
    • 3-for-5 tying career-high with in hits and also scoring a career-high three runs in 10-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/3)
    • Solid series vs. Northeastern batting .583 (7-for-12) with two runs scored, a homer and two RBI
    • 2-for-5 with a run scored in 6-4 win over Northeastern (2/22)
    • 3-for-3 tying career-high in hits in 6-0 win over Northeastern (2/21)
    • 2-for-4 with a run scored, two RBI and first career homer in 10-1 win over Northeastern (2/21)
    • 1-for-3 with two runs scored in 5-2 win over Furman (2/17)
    • 1-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 7-1 win over College of Charleston (2/14)


    2014 (FRESHMAN)

    • Played in 45 games with 30 starts, hit .221 (23-for-104) with a .371 on-base percentage, tallied three doubles, a team-high two triples, drove in 18 runs and scored 22 runs as well
    • 2-for-3 in 5-2 win over Campbell (5/30)
    • 1-for-3 with team-leading second triple in 7-2 loss vs. Florida at SEC Tournament (5/22)
    • 1-for-2 with a walk, two sac bunts and a run scored in 6-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/17)
    • 1-for-3 with a run scored in 4-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/15)
    • Three-run double and a run scored in 8-2 win over Missouri (5/9)
    • Two runs scored and two RBI in 15-1 win over Wofford (5/7)
    • Key two-out two-run single in 9-3 win vs. Alabama (4/27)
    • Reached base four times with three walks and a three-run triple in 9-3 win over Alabama (4/25)
    • 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI in 6-1 win over USC Upstate (4/23)
    • RBI and a run scored in 8-0 win vs. Davidson (4/22)
    • 1-for-3 with game-winning sac fly in 4-3 win at Auburn (4/20)
    • 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in 3-2 win at Auburn (4/19)
    • 1-for-3 with a walk in 6-5 loss to Florida (4/13)
    • 1-for-4 with first career double and a walk in 4-3 loss to Florida (4/12)
    • First career start in 8-3 win at Kentucky (3/23)
    • A walk and a run scored in 13-0 win over Brown (3/8)
    • 1-for-2 with a run scored in 7-1 win over Stetson (3/4)
    • First career run scored in 12-2 win over Bucknell (2/15)
    • First career RBI in 17-4 win over Bucknell (2/15)


    HIGH SCHOOL

    • Rated No. 12 best high school prospect in South Carolina and No. 470 best high school prospect in the nation by Perfect Game USA
    • Rated No. 13 best high school prospect in South Carolina and No. 2 best outfielder in South Carolina by Diamond Prospects
    • 2013 South Carolina AAAA All-State
    • 2013 SC/NC Select All-Star
    • 2013 Diamond Prospects Gold Glove team
    • Hit .405 as a sophomore in 2011 at Spring Valley HS
    • Played for Diamond Devils AAU team; named to All-Tournament Team at 2012 WWBA World Championship


    PERSONAL

    • Born on September 21, 1994
    • Parents are Gene and Laurie Cone
    • Major is business