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Coastal Carolina's Matt Beaird Drafted in 36th Round by Orioles

WPDE/Matt Beaird heading to the Orioles organization.

CONWAY, SC - Coastal Carolina catcher Matt Beaird was selected by Baltimore in the 36th round of the Major League draft Wednesday.

Selected in the 36th round (1,075th overall pick) of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Baltimore Orioles.

Since 2007, 48 Chanticleers have been drafted, including four in 2018 and 15 over the last three seasons.

Threw out a Coastal Carolina-record 46 would-be base stealers and threw out an impressive 44.2 percent of would-be base stealers for his career (46-of-107)

Laid down 39 career sacrifice bunts with the runner he advanced scoring 28 times and ranked among the NCAA top five in the category twice.

2018 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:

Graduated cum laude May 8, 2018 with a degree in exercise and sport science ... Named CoSIDA Academic All-District.

Threw out 63.9% (23-of-36) of would-be base stealers to rank second in the NCAA ... Was just 1-of-6 in the NCAA to throw out at least 50%.

Led the Sun Belt by throwing out 23 would-be base stealers and opponents attempted a league-low 36 attempts against Beaird ... Also led in the league by picking off six runners (three at first base and three at second base).

By throwing out 23 would-be base stealers, he ranks second on the CCU single-season list.

Committed just one error in 2018 and just committed just seven for his career (1,286 career chances).

Closed his senior campaign in impressive fashion Had a nine game hit streak and had a hit in nine of his last 10, batting .419 (13-for-31 with six of his 12 doubles hit for the season.

2018 BIG GAMES

Accounted for three of CCU’s five runs in a 6-5 loss to #17 Indiana by going 3-for-5 with two RBI and run scored.

Was 1-for-4 in the Radford win, that one hit being his first career grand slam which proved to be the game-winner.

In the Clemson win (3.20), was 2-for-4 with an RBI, run scored and picked off a runner at second.

Hit a solo HR as part of a 3-for-4 game in the Texas State opener, having 2 RBI and 2 runs scored.

Came through with a two-run double in the 8th to tie game 2-2 in the series opener at Troy.

In CCU’s lone win at Louisiana, was 1-for-2 with a walk, sac fly RBI and scored twice.

At Sun Belt Tournament, hit four doubles and batted .438 (7-for-16).

At NCAA Regional, had two hits with a double, scored three times and walked twice.

BEAIRD’S CAREER STATISTICS

Year AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB-Att PO A E FLD%

2015 .111 22-7 36 3 4 0 0 0 3 4 .111 4 1 11 .220 0 0 1-1 74 12 1 .989

2016 .208 59-46 120 17 25 3 0 0 18 28 .233 20 5 36 .338 3 12 0-1 310 35 3 .991

2017 .261 52-41 134 19 35 8 1 3 22 54 .403 15 1 46 .338 1 17 1-1 378 21 2 .995

2018 .252 56-45 155 24 39 12 0 2 23 57 .368 16 1 53 .320 3 10 0-1 411 48 1 .998

TOTAL .231 189-139 445 63 103 23 1 5 66 143 .321 55 8 146 .322 7 39 2-4 1173 116 7 .995

BEAIRD AMONG THE CCU CAREER LEADERS:

Most caught stealing by: 1st (46)

Most sacrifice hits: 2nd (39)

Most chances: 2nd (1296)

Most putouts: 2nd (1173)

Highest fielding pct.: 4th (.995)

Most runners picked off: t-10th (8)

Lowest stolen base against pct.: 12th (.570)

BEAIRD AMONG THE CCU SINGLE-SEASON LEADERS:

Most caught stealing by: 2nd (23 in 2018)

Most sacrifice hits: 7th (17 in 2017)

Most runners picked off: t-7th (6 in 2018)

Highest fielding pct.: 8th (.998 in 2018)

Lowest stolen base against pct.: 13th (.361 in 2018)

Highest fielding pct.: 14th (.995 in 2017)

Most sacrifice hits: t-14th (12 in 2016)

Most caught stealing by: 15th (12 in 2016)

Most putouts: 16th (411 in 2018)

Most chances: 17th (460 in 2018)

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