By Neil White (The State)
By Neil White (The State)
2015 - Earned second-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball ... Earned first-team All-SEC honors at first base ... Named to USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List ... Played in all 57 games with 56 starts, hit .350 (71-for-203) with 50 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples, 14 homers, 56 RBI ... .455 on-base percentage and a .635 slugging mark, walked a team-high 39 times ... Became the 28th player in school history to reach the 200-hit total with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning in 8-1 loss vs. LSU (5/16) ... 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in 10-7 win over LSU (5/14) ... 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored in 17-0 win over USC Upstate (5/12) ... 3-for-5 with two runs scored, four RBI including a three-run homer in 8-7 win over Texas A&M (5/10) ... Solo homer in 15-14 loss at Texas A&M (5/9) ... Two-run homer in the ninth inning of a 9-7 win over Texas A&M (5/8) ... 2-for-3 in 6-2 loss to Auburn (5/2) ... 2-for-2 with two homers including a grand slam as well as a career-high seven RBI in 10-1 victory over Auburn (5/1) ... 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored in 10-4 loss at Tennessee (4/26) ... 1-for-3 with solo homer in 4-3 loss at Tennessee (4/25) ... Walked and scored a run in 3-2 series win over Vanderbilt (4/18) ... Hit .583 (7-for-12) in the Florida series with a pair of homers and four RBI ... Solo homer in 12-2 loss at Florida (4/12) ... Became the first Gamecock in the last 11 years to hit for the cycle going 4-for-4 with a walk, two runs and two RBI in 12-5 loss at Florida (4/11) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI single in 14-3 loss at Florida (4/10) ... Two-run double in 11-1 win over Appalachian State (4/7) ... 1-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and three RBI in 13-7 win at Mississippi State (4/4) ... 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in 7-5 loss at Mississippi State (4/3) ... 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored and a RBI in 8-5 win over Georgia (3/29) ... 2-for-4 with first career triple, a two-run homer in 4-3 loss to Georgia (3/28) ... 1-for-3 with two RBI in 6-5 loss to Georgia (3/27) ... Tied career-high with four hits, with a double two stolen bases and added a run as well in 7-5 win at Missouri (3/22) ... 2-for-4 with two runs, three RBI including a two-run walk-off homer in 10th inning of 6-4 win over Kentucky (3/15) ... 1-for-3 with a run scored in 4-3 win over Kentucky (3/14) ... 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in 13-3 win over Penn State (3/11) ... 1-for-1 with two walks, a double and a RBI sacrifice fly in 5-3 win over Miami (Ohio) (3/8) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored, two-run homer and tied career-high with four RBI in 11-3 win over High Point (3/4) ... 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI in 10-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/3) ... Bases loaded two-run single in 6-0 win over Northeastern (2/21) ... 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in 8-3 win over College of Charleston (2/14) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in 7-1 win over College of Charleston (2/14).
2014 - Started all 62 games, team's leading hitter with a .336 average (82-for-244) with 35 runs scored, 11 doubles, five homers and 38 RBI, a .389 on-base percentage and a .443 slugging percentage ... Named to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... 2-for-4 with a RBI double in 10-1 loss vs. Maryland in NCAA Regional (6/1) ... 3-for-4 with a RBI , a double and a run scored in 4-3 loss vs. Maryland in NCAA Regional (5/31) ... 1-for-3 with two RBI in 5-2 win over Campbell in NCAA Regional (5/30) ... Solo homer in 7-2 loss vs. Florida at SEC Tournament (5/22) ... 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 6-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/17) ... 4-for-5 with a RBI and a double in 9-3 loss at Vanderbilt (5/16) ... 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI in 10-1 win over The Citadel (5/13) ... 4-for-5 tying career-high in hits with a run scored and two RBI in 9-3 win over Alabama (4/27) ... Tied career-high in hits going 4-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI in 6-1 win over USC Upstate (4/23) ... 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in 4-3 win at Auburn (4/20) ... 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in 10-8 loss at The Citadel (4/16) ... 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in 6-5 loss to Florida (4/13) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a stolen base in 4-1 win over Florida (4/11) ... 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored and tied career-high with four RBI in 9-2 win at Furman (4/8) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 9-6 win over Tennessee (3/29) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 3-1 win over Ole Miss (3/15) ... Solo homer in 5-0 win over Furman (3/11) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored in 9-6 win vs. Clemson (2/28) ... 2-for-5 with a run scored in 6-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/23) ... Solo home run in 4-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/21) ... 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in 4-0 win over Presbyterian (2/18) ... 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in 12-0 win over Bucknell (2/16) ... 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI In 17-4 win over Bucknell (2/15) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2013 - Played in 34 games with 18 starts, hit .288 (23-for-80) with 15 runs scored, two doubles, two homers and 10 RBI ... 3-for-5 with two runs scored in 6-5 loss to North Carolina in NCAA Super Regional (6/8) ... NCAA Regional MVP & All-Tournament Team, hit .500 (6-for-12) with a homer, four runs and six RBI in the regional ... 3-for-5 with a homer, career-high three runs scored and career-high four RBI in 19-3 win over Liberty (6/1) ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 7-3 win over Saint Louis (5/31) ... 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in 8-3 win over Georgia (5/12) ... Walked, stole a base and scored a run in 9-3 win over Wofford (5/8) ... Pinch-hit home run in 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt (5/3) ... Key single in 11th inning of 7-6 win over Kentucky (4/22) ... Pinch-hit single in 5-3 loss to Arkansas (3/24) ... Pinch-hit double in 9-5 win at The Citadel (3/19) ... 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 12-4 win over Davidson (3/13) ... RBI and a run scored in 6-4 win over Albany (2/24) ... Pinch-hit RBI single in bottom of the 9th inning led to eventual winning run in 8-7 rally over Liberty (2/17) ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 - Played in 40 games with 22 starts, hit .295 (23-for-78) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, a homer and 12 RBI ... RBI groundout in 4-1 loss to Arizona in CWS Championship Series (6/25) ... 1-for-3 with a run scored in 4-1 win over Kent State in NCAA College World Series (6/21) ... Key leadoff pinch-hit single in ninth inning of 5-4 win over Clemson in NCAA Regional (6/2) ... 1-for-2 with a run scored in 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/24) ... Pinch-hit RBI single in 7-6 loss at Arkansas (5/5) ... Pinch-hit RBI sacrifice fly in 8-6 win at Arkansas (5/4) ... RBI double in 2-1 win over Davidson (5/2) ... Pinch-hit double in 12-4 loss at Vanderbilt (3/31) ... Key pinch-hit two-run single in 9-3 win over Florida (3/22) ... 2-for-3 with a double and run scored in 3-1 win over Princeton (3/11) ... 3-for-4 with a solo home run in 2-1 win over Princeton (3/9) ... 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the 9-6 win vs. Clemson (3/3) ... Pinch-hit single kept alive 11th inning that led to 3-2 victory vs. Clemson in Charleston (3/2) ... 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored in 13-1 win over VMI (2/18).
HIGH SCHOOL - Played for Southeast that won 2011 Big League World Series championship, 3-for-4 in championship game and winning pitcher in 9-7 win over Latin America, 8-for-21 in entire series with four homers ... 2011 South Carolina AAA All-State ... 2011 SC/NC Select All-Star Game ... Rated No. 472 best high school prospect in the nation and No. 13 best high school prospect in state of South Carolina by Perfect Game USA ... Rated No. 2 first baseman in the state of South Carolina and No. 17 best high school prospect in state of South Carolina by Diamond Prospects.
PERSONAL - Born on November 13, 1992 ... Parents are Robert deGroot and Lorna Martin ... Major is mechanical engineering.