Pankake Drafted In 7th Round By Detroit Tigers
June 6, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina junior infielder Joey Pankake was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 7th round of the 2014 MLB Draft. Pankake was the No. 220 overall selection. Pankake is the third Gamecock to be drafted in the 2014 MLB Draft with Grayson Greiner also drafted by the Tigers in the 3rd round and Jordan Montgomery picked in the 4th round by the New York Yankees.
Pankake became the 26th player in school history to tally 200 or more hits with a double in the second inning of the Florida game at the SEC Tournament on May 22. He finished his career with 204 hits in the Garnet & Black.
Pankake started 58 games in 2014 and hit .303 (67-for-221) with a team-high 52 runs scored, 11 doubles, five homers and 31 RBI as well as a .394 on-base percentage with 30 walks to 21 strikeouts
Pankake hit an identical .303 (36-for-119) in SEC games, second-best on the team with 18 RBI and 19 runs scored. Pankake earned SEC All-Defensive team honors at third base as well.
Joey Pankake BIO
2013 - Played in 62 games with 62 starts, hit .311 (74-for-238) with 40 runs scored, nine doubles, a triple, 11 homers and 42 RBI, .387 on-base percentage and a .496 slugging percentage ... 2-for-5 with a run scored, a double and two RBI in 8-0 win over North Carolina in NCAA Super Regional (6/9) ... 2-for-5 with a solo homer in 6-5 loss to North Carolina in NCAA Super Regional (6/8) ... NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 6-4 win vs. Liberty in NCAA Regional (6/2) ... 1-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in 19-3 win over Liberty in NCAA Regional (6/1) ... 2-for-5 in 4-3 loss vs. Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/23) ... Two-run double in 5-4 loss at Mississippi State (5/16) ... 6-for-10 in Georgia series with three runs and a pair of RBI ... 3-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in 8-3 win over Georgia (5/12) ... 2-for-4 with a triple, a RBI and a run scored in 7-1 win over Georgia (5/11) ... Two-run homer in 9-3 win over Wofford (5/8) ... Solo home run in 5-2 loss at LSU (4/26) ... Hit .500 (7-for-14) in the Kentucky series ... 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 3-1 win over Kentucky (4/21) ... 3-for-6 with a run scored in 7-6 win over Kentucky (4/20) ... 2-for-4 with a solo homer in 5-2 win over Kentucky (4/20) ... 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in 10-6 win vs. College of Charleston (4/16) ... 2-for-5 with a walk-off homer in 6-5 win over The Citadel (4/9) ... 2-for-6 with a double, a run scored and two RBI in 12-8 win over Tennessee (4/6) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 3-1 win at College of Charleston (3/26) ... 2-for-6 in 5-3 loss to Arkansas (3/24) ... Two-run homer and three RBI in 9-5 win at The Citadel (3/19) ... RBI single in 4-1 win at Missouri (3/15) ... 1-for-2 with a walk, two runs scored and a RBI in 12-4 win over Davidson (3/13) ... 3-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, a RBI and a double in 12-3 win over USC Upstate (3/12) ... National Player of the Week from Collegiate Baseball and SEC Player of the Week for the week of 3/4-3/10 after belting four homers, scoring seven runs and driving in nine runs for the Gamecocks in five games, hit .438 (7-for-16) for the week ... Game-winning solo homer in 1-0 win over Rider (3/10) ... 2-for-4 with a homer, a RBI and two runs in 9-5 win over Rider (3/9) ... 1-for-3 with a RBI in 2-0 win over Rider (3/8) ... Three-run homer and two runs scored in 14-4 win over Ball State (3/6) ... Three-run homer and two runs scored in 10-0 win over Ball State (3/5) ... 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 8-0 win vs. Clemson (3/3) ... Double and a run scored in 6-3 loss to Clemson (3/2) ... 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in 3-2 loss to Liberty (2/17) ... Sacrifice fly in 8-7 win over Liberty (2/17).
2012 - NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... SEC All-Freshman Team ... Played in 66 games with 62 starts, hit .264 (63-for-239) with 42 runs scored, 15 doubles, three triples, two homers and 27 RBI ... 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI in 3-2 win over Arkansas at NCAA College World Series (6/22) ... 1-for-4 with a double and run scored in 4-3 win over Clemson in NCAA Regional (6/3) ... 2-for-6 with a RBI and run scored in 5-4 win over Clemson in NCAA Regional (6/2) ... 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in 7-0 win over Manhattan (6/1) ... Game-winning RBI triple in 5-4 win over LSU (5/19) ... 2-for-4 with two RBI in 5-2 loss to LSU (5/18) ... 1-for-3 with a double, run scored and a RBI in 6-5 loss at Georgia (5/12) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI in the 8-6 win at Arkansas (5/4) ... 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the 9-1 win over Alabama (4/28) ... Two-run single in 12-5 win at Auburn (4/20) ... Key two-run single in 6-4 win over Mississippi State (4/15) ... 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 5-3 win over Mississippi State (4/14) ... 3-for-5 with two doubles, a homer, three runs scored and a RBI in the 7-0 win at College of Charleston (4/4) ... 2-for-7 with two doubles and a run scored in the 6-4 win over Vanderbilt in 13 innings (4/1) ... 1-for-3 with a run scored and a sacrifice in the 8-3 win over Vanderbilt (3/30) ... 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI In the 7-3 win at The Citadel (3/27) ... 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI in the 5-4 loss to Florida (3/24) ... 5-for-6 with a run scored and two RBI in 8-5 win at Furman (3/20) ... 2-for-2 in 4-3 loss at Kentucky (3/17) ... 1-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in the 9-6 win over Clemson (3/3) ... First career home run and RBI in 2-1 win over Presbyterian (2/28) ... 2-for-4 with a triple and three runs scored in the 8-1 win over Elon (2/24) ... 2-for-4 with a run scored in 3-2 win over VMI (2/18).