The Citadel’s Peden and Corbitt Earn All-Conference Honors

The Citadel’s Peden and Corbitt Earn All-Conference Honors
The Citadel's Ben Peden named 2nd team All-SoCon on Monday (The Citadel Athletics) (Source: The Citadel Athletics)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Citadel had two players receive postseason honors on Monday when Ben Peden was named to the All-Southern Conference Second Team and Tyler Corbitt was named to the All-Freshman Team. The teams were selected by the league’s head coaches.

Peden, who will be playing in his hometown for the conference tournament, finished the regular season hitting .310 with 15 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 36 RBIs.

The senior is the reigning SoCon Player of the Week after helping the Bulldogs to a series victory at Western Carolina last weekend.

Peden is currently on a five-game hit streak in which he has collected multiple hits in four of those games. He leads the team with 21 multi-hit games on the season and 13 multiple-RBI contests.

Corbitt was named to the all-freshman team after hitting a team-best .332 with 68 hits, 15 doubles, one triple, 21 RBIs and 36 runs scored. He has a pair of double-digit hitting streaks on the season, including a season-long 12-game streak in early March.

The 15 doubles are the fourth most by a freshman in program history, and the most by a freshman since Sonny Meade had 19 during the 2006 season.

The Bulldogs will open postseason play Tuesday morning when they take on Western Carolina in the opening game of the Southern Conference Tournament. First pitch is set for 10 a.m. at Fluor Field.