JAMES HICKS | BASEBALL
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James Hicks bio from GamecocksOnline.com:
- SEC First-Year Academic Award (2022)
- Selected in the 15th round of the 2022 MLB First-Year Player Draft by Baltimore
- Made two appearances on the mound for the Gamecocks
- Struck out five in 4.1 innings pitched vs. UNC Greensboro (Feb. 19)
- Had a pair of strikeouts in 2.2 innings vs. George Washington (Feb. 26) before leaving the game due to injury
PRIOR TO CAROLINA
- Played two seasons at Crowder College in Neosho, Mo. (2020-21)
- First Team All-Region and All-District (2021)
- Went 11-3 with a 4.28 ERA, 89 strikeouts, eight complete games and a 1.22 WHIP in 90.1 innings pitched for the Roughriders in 2021
- Second Team All-American by TheJBB.net (2021)
- Helped Crowder College to a 55-8 record in 2021 and a No. 3 rankings in NJCAA
- Pitched 10 innings in a Covid-shortened 2020 season, allowing just one run
- Holds the Crowder College record for complete games and strikeout-to-walk ratio
- Was a first-team all-state selection in 2019 at Conway High School in Conway, Ark.
- Struck out 44 batters in 38 innings pitched (2.83 ERA) his senior year of high school
- Also had four home runs as a senior at Conway
- Born on May 9, 2001
- Son of David and Kristie Hicks
- Major is interdisciplinary studies