Beaufort’s Pike excelling for Senators in college baseball

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Weber Pike
Weber Pike

Earlier in the month, University of South Carolina baseball player Weber Pike joined the Aldie Senators baseball club and is their top hitter since joining the squad. A Beaufort High School product, Pike was hitting .389 (14-for-36) with three runs scored, a pair of doubles and four RBIs through July 23. He also has two stolen bases. Pike was an honorable mention Player of the Week selection on Tuesday, July 22.

After redshirting at South Carolina in 2013, Pike played in 14 games with two starts in the 2014 season. He hit .333 (6-for-18) with a run scored and three RBIs. Pike delivered a pinch-hit single in 15-1 win over Wofford on May 5 and was 2-for-3 in first career start as a designated hitter in 1-0 win over Brown on March 9. Pike’s game-winning two-run single lifted South Carolina to a 4-2 win over Stetson on March 5.

The Beaufort native’s first career hit came in a 2-0 win over Eastern Kentucky on February 22. Pike was named to this year’s SEC Academic Honor Roll.