Lancaster headed for Coastal Carolina

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rob Gantt/Gazette Hanahan High School senior Seth Lancaster batted .345 last season for the Hawks.

Life will be a beach for Seth Lancaster after he finishes at Hanahan High School.

The senior baseball player has signed a national letter of intent with Coastal Carolina, one of the top NCAA programs annually. Lancaster plays on the infield and pitches at HHS.

“It’s a big deal for him and the program,” HHS coach Brian Mitchell said of Lancaster’s signing. “One of our main goals is to develop players so they can improve and play at the next level. He has always been a very good ball player and his hard work has paid off.”

Lancaster has started at Hanahan since his freshman season.

Last spring, Lancaster batted .345 with 28 RBIs and 25 runs scored. As a sophomore, he posted a .358 batting average with 17 RBIs in helping to lead the Hawks into the Class AA state championship series.

He batted .292 as a freshman.

“He has a lot of potential,” Mitchell said. “He’s about 6-2, 195 or 200 pounds. He’s a very strong kid and his arm strength is good. He’s a guy that can run too. His 60-yard time is under seven.”

Mitchell has high expectations for Lancaster this upcoming season.

“I really expect big things,” Mitchell said. “I think he’s going to have a great year.”

And afterwards, Lancaster will move on to one of the better programs in the country. The Chanticleers have been to 12 NCAA tournaments over the last 13 seasons.

“Coastal Carolina has an outstanding program,” Mitchell said. “… Coach Gilmore has done a great job there. It’s a good location and they’ve got great facilities.”

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