DURHAM, N.C. – College of Charleston freshman infielder Carl Wise earned his second national honor on Monday when Baseball America selected him to its Freshman All-America Second Team.
A native of Lexington, S.C., Wise had already been tabbed for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America list, released in June.
The corner infielder finished second on the team with a .321 batting average and led the Cougars with 10 home runs despite only starting 38 games. His .606 slugging percentage ranked seventh in the league and 39th in the nation, while his team-best .453 on-base percentage ranked fifth among SoCon foes.
Wise saved his best work for the end of the season, knocking five homers and totaling 12 RBIs in the final five games of the season. He was a perfect four-for-four with four runs, four RBI, two home runs and a double in CofC’s final game in the Southern Conference Tournament.
He showed his power early in his freshman campaign as Wise’s first career hit was a solo home run to dead center field on Feb. 19 vs. Charleston Southern.
The power hitter joins William & Mary’s Ryan Hissey as the only two players from the CAA to make the Baseball America Freshman All-America teams.
Wise continues the Cougar baseball tradition of All-America accolades, as he is the ninth All-American coached by Monte Lee in the past five seasons. College of Charleston baseball can boast of an All-America representative in 13 consecutive seasons dating back to 2001.