4 - Chesny Young
Chesny Young
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Year: So.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Marist HS
Position: INF

2012 (Freshman): Was hands down one of the best freshman at any position in the country last season due to his phenomenal numbers at the plate ... Appeared in 59 games, making 58 starts ... Finished third in the A-Sun with a .367 batting average ... Ranked in the top-10 in the A-Sun Conference in sacrifice bunts (1st - 18), on-base percentage (4th - .443), doubles (T-5th - 16) and hits (7th - 79) ... Finished second on the team with 25 multi-hit games, fourth with 37 RBI and tied for fourth with 42 runs scored ... Absolutely wore out right-handed pitching to the tune of a .380 clip (62-of-163) and showed a clutch gene by batting .419 (26-of-62) with runners in scoring position ... Had a team-high 18-game hitting streak from April 11-May 13, during which he batted .479 (34-of-71) ... Had a huge collegiate debut against Morehead State (Feb. 17) going 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored ... Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and three runs scored in a 12-5 win at Georgia State (April 11) ... Had a 3-for-4 showing with a double and a season-high four RBI at ETSU (April 21) ... Wrapped up the regular season with a season-high four hits and three RBI in a 5-2 win over USC Upstate (May 19) ... Was recognized for his outstanding first season with the Bears when he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American and became the first player in program history voted the A-Sun Conference Freshman of the Year.

 

High School: Played baseball for three years at Marist High School under head coach Mike Strickland … Helped the War Eagles to back-to-back AAAA State Baseball Championship in 2010 and 2011 … Hit .424 as a senior with five home runs, 41 RBI and 11 stolen bases … Was invited to the Georgia top-100 showcase as a senior.

 

Personal: Son of Ken and Nan Young … Has two younger brothers, Marchant, 15 and Cassius, 9 … Born on October 6, 1992 in Atlanta, Ga. … Plans to major in business at Mercer … Lists Jose Reyes as his favorite athlete and Wiz Khalifa as his favorite musician.