Steven Cooper | #22 | INF
Hometown: Williamston, S.C.
Previous School: Palmetto H.S.
Named to the All-SAC Second Team at the conclusion of the regular season … Landed on the Preseason All-SAC First Team before the start of the season … Paced the club in RBI (48), home runs (10) and in walks (26) … Ranked fifth in the league following the SAC Tournament in home runs and eighth in RBI and walks … Slotted fourth in the SAC in plate appearances with 225 … Finished the season with a .347 (68-for-196) batting average, a .546 slugging percentage and a .422 on-base percentage … Knocked first home run of the season in season-opening setback at UNC Pembroke (1/31) … Tallied first multi-hit game with a pair of runs scored in 7-1 victory over Newberry (2/6) … Claimed two hits, including a home run, in 13-12 marathon win over North Greenville (2/11) … Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a double and a RBI in Anderson’s 22-16 win over Mars Hill (2/14) … Totaled three RBI with two hits in 5-1 win over Carson-Newman (2/21) … Recorded three hits with a pair of RBI and a run scored in 9-7 setback against Newberry (3/4) … Finished the Coker series 6-for-14 (.429) with a double, three runs scored a three RBI … Notched a 2-for-5 afternoon with a home run and two doubles in series-opening setback to Catawba (3/20) … Recorded a season-high five hits with a home run and two runs scored in AU’s 8-7 setback at Tusculum (3/28) … Clubbed a walk-off two-run home run in 5-4 victory over Brevard at Memorial Stadium … Knocked a pair of doubles with a RBI in a 9-5 setback to Lander (4/7) … Finished the Lenoir-Rhyne series 6-for-12 (.500) with five runs scored and eight RBI … Went a combined 5-for-8 in the first two games of the SAC Tournament, headlined by a three-run home run in 12-3 victory over Brevard.
Saw action in all 51 games with 50 starts … One of three Trojans to be named to the All-SAC First Team … Picked to the PalmettoStateBaseball.com All-State Honorable Mention list … Finished the year with a .347 (70-for-202) batting average, which ranked 13th in the South Atlantic Conference … Ranked second in the league in doubles (18) … Slotted third in the SAC with 48 RBI and fourth in total bases (116) … Finished fifth in the SAC in hits (70) … Ranked sixth in the league with eight home runs … Slotted eighth in the conference in slugging percentage (.574) … Slugged eight home runs … Totaled 380 putouts (third in SAC) … Posted 22 games with multiple base hits … Put together hit streaks of 15 games and 12 games during the season … Recorded back-to-back three-hit games with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored to start the series against Coker (2/28-3/1) … Clubbed a key triple to defeat Southern Wesleyan at Fluor Field (3/5) … Went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run, five RBI and two runs scored in a 10-9 victory at Wingate (3/9) … Went 3-for-5 with a home run and three runs scored in a 9-5 setback against Tusculum (3/21) … Strung together a five-game streak from March 26-April 2 of two-hit games … Went 4-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored in a 15-13 road victory at Lincoln Memorial (4/12) … Posted a three-hit game with two RBI in setback to Newberry (4/19) … Finished 2-for-4 in season finale at SAC Tournament against Tusculum (4/25).
Made 44 starts with 45 appearances … Led the team in average (.309 – 51-for-165), and triples (3) … Was third on the team in slugging percentage (.455), hits (51), and sacrifice bunts (3) … Ranked fourth on the team in doubles (9) and homeruns (3) … Went 2-for-5 with two runs score and an RBI in a 13-2 win over Augusta State (2/14) … Finished 2-for-3 with an RBI against Lincoln Memorial (2/16) … Went 2-for-5 with an RBI at Limestone (2/20) … Recorded two hits and a run at Tusculum (2/22) … Hit his first collegiate home run in Anderson’s 4-3 win over Erskine (2/27) … Went 2-for-5 with a run scored at Lenoir-Rhyne (3/9) … Only Trojan to record multi-hits with a 2-for-3 day against North Georgia (3/13) … Went 6-for-11 with three runs scored in the three-game series versus Mars Hill (3/15-16) … Went 2-for-5 in a 7-4 victory over North Greenville (3/20) … Went 2-for-5 with two runs scored in a 10-1 win over NGU (3/26) … Finished 2-for-5 against North Georgia (3/27) … Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-2 victory over Newberry (3/30) … Went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored against Brevard (4/5) … Finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at Southern Wesleyan (4/11).