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Marty Gantt Tabbed SoCon Baseball Player of the Month

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          Release: 05/02/2012
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. - College of Charleston's Marty Gantt was tabbed as the Southern Conference Baseball Player of the Month for April, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Gantt led the Cougars during April with a .426 batting average as he reached base in all but one game in the month. He sported five three-hit games and tallied nine hits in a series sweep against The Citadel.

The senior tallied a team-best 16 runs and posted eight doubles to lead the team with a .656 slugging percentage. He also drew 14 walks, with four intentional, for an on-base percentage of .539, while stealing 12 bases. Gantt made several diving catches in centerfield as he recorded 40 putouts against only one error.

A native of North Augusta, S.C., Gantt currently leads the Southern Conference with a batting average of .394. His league-best 49 runs rank 14th in the nation, while Gantt also leads the league in doubles (18) and on-base percentage (.495). He is second in the conference in stolen bases (24), walks (30) and slugging percentage (.647).

On Tuesday, Gantt was selected as one of 60 players nationwide for the USA Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List.

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