The South Carolina Gamecocks saw two players selected in the tenth round of the MLB Draft last night. Gene Cone (New York Mets) and Marcus Mooney (Atlanta Braves) joined Braden Webb (3rd round, Milwaukee Brewers) and Dom Thompson-Williams (5th round, New York Yankees) as current members of the Gamecocks’ squad to be taken in the annual draft.
Cone is leading, or among the team leaders, in several offensive categories this season. His .370 batting average leads all qualifying players, while his 77 hits is tops on the team. He also currently holds a .518 slugging percentage, third on the squad right now. Cone also enjoyed a 31-game hitting streak earlier in the year, a program record.
Mooney is currently hitting .310 with 61 hits (fifth on the team), a home run and 29 RBI. His on-base percentage of .413 is third on the roster right now.
Cone and Mooney prepare for the Gamecocks’ Super Regional matchup against the Oklahoma State Cowboys this weekend. The first game is set for 3pm this afternoon at Founders Park, with game two to be played tomorrow and game three (if necessary) scheduled for Monday afternoon in Columbia. The winner of the Super Regional advances to the College World Series in Omaha.