Tusculum's Hall named Coastal Plain League All-Star

Tusculum's Hall named Coastal Plain League All-Star

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. --- Tusculum University baseball pitcher Charles Hall has been named a Coastal Plain League All-Star and will play in next week's CPL All-Star Show in Lexington, South Carolina (July 8-9).

Hall, who is playing this summer with the Edenton Steamers, will be a member of the American All-Star team who will take on the National All-Stars on Monday (July 9) at the Lexington County Baseball Stadium. The game will start at 7:35 p.m. and will be streamed on MLB.com via the CPL's partnership with 7 Communications.

Hall has made six appearances for the Steamers where he has a 1-0 record with one save and a 2.11 earned run average in his 21 1/3 innings on the mound. He has recorded 32 strikeouts with only nine walks.

The Coastal Plain League is a collegiate summer league, featuring top-notched college players from across the nation.  The Coastal Plain League has rapidly grown to be among the premier summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country.  Celebrating its 22nd season in 2018, the CPL proudly features 16 teams across Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Hall emerged as the ace of the Tusculum weekend rotation this past spring earning a spot on the All-South Atlantic Conference second team.  The Dumfries, Virginia junior finished with 4-3 record with a 4.42 ERA with a team-best 71 strikeouts.  He earned a start in his last six appearances of the regular season where he posted a 4-1 record and a 3.12 ERA with 34 strikeouts in a stretch of 40 1/3 innings over that six-game span.

He appeared in three of Tusculum's four South Atlantic Conference Tournament games.  He pitched a two-inning save in the Pioneers' 5-2 win over Newberry.  Later the same day, he started against No. 2-seed Wingate and pitched five strong innings in a no-decision as Tusculum won 7-2.  He would pitch the final 2 1/3 innings against Anderson as TU fell 7-6 in extra innings in an elimination contest.

Hall's 71 strikeouts are the sixth-most in the league and posted four consecutive wins over Catawba, Anderson, Newberry and Lenoir-Rhyne.  He recorded a season-best 11 strikeouts in his eight shutout innings at Catawba.  For his efforts, he was named the AstroTurf SAC Pitcher of the Week.