28 Cory Nelson
28 Cory Nelson
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 215
Year: Sr
Hometown: Portsmouth, Va.
High School: Alliance Christian
Position: P/1B
Major: Business Admin.
Team: Baseball
Bats/Throws: R/R

an excellent hitter... good power in the middle of the lineup... moves to third base this season after spending first two years at first base... As a senior: named as co-captain... named USA South Conference Pitcher of the Week on March 19 after getting the victory in a 6-5 win over Greensboro on March 18... allowed just four unearned runs on three hits in 8.0 innings of work... named second team All-USA South at both utility and pitcher.. named USA South All-Tournament... named first team Capital One Academic All-District V... earned first team All-South Region honors from D3baseball.com...  named All-Tournament at the Newport News Regional after throwing a seven-hitter in a 6-1 win over Salisbury... earned ABCA first team All-South Region honors as a utility player... named first team All-State by VaSID... As a junior: named second team All-USA South at third base in his first season as a starter at the hot corner... helped a big comeback over Bridgewater with a walkoff single off the left field wall... earned Millington Regional All-Tournament honors... started 44 of all 44 games played... had 52 hits and had 43 RBI... As a sophomore: set a new school record for hits in a game with a 6 for 6 performance in a 35-13 win over St. Joseph's (L.I.) on March 25... drove in five runs and missed the cycle by not hitting a triple in that contest... named USA South Conference Player of the Week on March 29 after leading the Hornets to five wins in six games... hit .650 for the week... the 6 for 6 evening was part of a string of nine straight plate appearances in which he reached base... named to the USA South All-Tournament team...  hit a tournament-high four HR as the Hornets claimed their first-ever league title... grabbed a spot on the Fayetteville Regional All-Tournament team... hit a three-run HR in the championship game... As a freshman: named USA South Conference Rookie Pitcher of the Week after downing PSU-Altoona 10-1 in his pitching debut... also had a pair of home runs and hit .455 during that week... earned USA South Rookie Hitting honors on March 30 after getting seven hits, including three home runs as SU won five straight games... earned another hitting honor on April 13 after hitting .429 in five games the previous week... had three hits in the N.C. Wesleyan series... earned honorable mention All-USA South honors at designated hitter... was named to the Salisbury Regional All-Tournament team after hitting .467 with two doubles and a home run... also drove in four runs... earned second team All-South Region honors from the ABCA... capped his year by being named first team All-State and Rookie of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association...

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