Pike headed into sophomore season with USC Gamecocks

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Beaufort High School graduate Weber Pike is headed into his sophomore season with the University of South Carolina baseball program. Pike is an infielder for the Gamecocks.

In the spring, Pike played in 14 games with two starts while hitting .333 (6-for-18) with a run scored and three RBI for the Gamecocks. He pinch-hit singled in a 15-1 win over Wofford on May 7 and went 2-for-3 in first career start as a designated hitter in 1-0 win over Brown March 9.

Pike delivered the game-winning two-run single in 4-2 win over Stetson on March 5.

The Beaufort High School product’s first career hit in came in a hard-fought 2-0 win over Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 22.

Also excelling in the classroom, Pike was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Pike, who redshirted in the 2013 season, thrived throughout his high school career. He earned 2012 South Carolina AAAA All-State honors and was chosen for the 2012 SC North/South 1A-4A All-Star Game

Pike was rated as the No. 8 best prospect in state of South Carolina by Perfect Game USA. As a senior in 2012, Pike batted .544 with 20 RBI. He was named by Perfect Game USA as the 2012 Rawlings Preseason Atlantic All-Region Second Team and rated the No. 6 best third baseman in state of South Carolina by Diamond Prospects.

As a junior in 2011, Pike hit .385 with nine doubles and 17 RBI. Pike also played for Diamond Devils AAU team.