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The Citadel’s McCarthy Named Second-Team All-SoCon

Ryan McCarthy had an early RBI to help lead The Citadel to a win over Yale on Friday
Ryan McCarthy had an early RBI to help lead The Citadel to a win over Yale on Friday(The Citadel Athletics)
Published: May. 26, 2021 at 1:22 PM EDT
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Citadel outfielder Ryan McCarthy was named a Second-Team All-Southern Conference selection by the league’s head coaches and the SoCon Sports Media Association.

McCarthy becomes the first Bulldog outfielder to earn all-conference recognition since Connor Walsh was a first-team selection in 2015.

McCarthy was honored after finishing the season with a .282 average, 13 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs and 34 RBIs. He also had a team-high 28 walks and 32 runs scored, while ranking second with 12 stolen bases.

The 11 home runs hit during the season were the most by a Bulldog since Drew Ellis had 12 home runs in 2015. McCarthy posted his first multi-homer game of the season on March 13 when he hit two home runs and drove in five runs in a 19-0 victory over Davidson.

McCarthy would equal his season-high of five RBIs in the series opener as he hit a grand slam as part of a 3-for-5 effort. He closed out that weekend series by going 4-for-5 with three doubles.