We continue the countdown today with number 67, Mercer infielder Chesny Young. In his sophomore campaign with the bears, Young started every game in Mercer’s 61 game schedule. Chesny led the nation among NCAA Division I players in hits with a total of 105. In addition, Young led the Bears in batting average (.401), on-base percentage (.458), and total bases (141). The Mercer infielder also finished 2nd in RBI’s (65), finishing out the Bears schedule with a 30 game hitting streak. His success on the diamond earned him the 2013 Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Year.
The Atlanta, GA native attended Marist High School where he played 3 years of baseball for the War Eagles. He helped his team to back to back AAAA State Championships in 2010 and 2011. As a senior Young hit .424 with 41 RBI and was invited to the Georgia top-100 showcase.
During the 2013 summer, Young spent his time with the Waterloo Bucks in the Northwoods League. After coming off another successful season with the Bears, the Bucks coaching staff were excited to get Young on their roster. The 6’0” infielder played in 58 games for the Bucks and with 231 at-bats was able to hit to an impressive .325 clip. His 75 hits were good for second on the team and so was the 45 RBI that he collected. Young was named to the 2013 Northwoods League All-Star squad.
Young returns to Mercer for his junior season and will definitely be a player to watch in 2014.
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