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Jeff Ferrell MLB Baseball
Rookie Davis MLB Baseball

Jeff Ferrell Detroit Tigers (MLB debut 7/4/2015)

Selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 26th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft out of Pitt (N.C.) Community College. Attended Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina. Just completed his 6th full professional season in the Tigers organization and his second in Double-A Erie. He got called up and made his Major League debut July 4th, 2015. After being sent back down after 2 outings, Jeff was again called back up to the Majors in September where he finished out his season with the big league club. The Rock Solid product threw up a zero ERA in the Arizona fall league! Jeff was signed as a free agent in 2017 by the Baltimore Orioles.

Luke Tendler Boston Red Sox

Drafted in the 29th round in 2014 out of North Carolina A&T University, Tendler is the latest Rock Solid Alum in professional baseball. Tendler's sweet left-handed stroke has had an immediate impact at the pro level allowing him to be named a Northwest League All-Star in his first summer. Tendler's first professional hit was a home run, and he went on to hit ten more (11 total) in a mere 267 at-bats this summer while posting a .316 average. An infielder in college and at Laney High School, Tendler has seen the majority of his time professionally in the outfield. 2015 season was a break out year for Tendler, showing he has what it take to be a top prospect. He was named to yet another All-Star team and led his Hickory Crawdads team in homers. In 2018, Tendler was traded to the Boston Red Sox and optioned for AA ball with the Portland Sea Dogs.  He starts in the outfield and is off to a hot start this season.

Mason Berne Atlanta Braves

Drafted in the 33rd round of the 2018 MLB Draft, Rock Solid alumnus Mason Berne was selected after playing two seasons at UNC-Wilmington.  Coming off a monstrous senior season, Berne led the Seahawks in batting average (.343) and hits with 82 on the year.  He also holds the all-time fielding average at UNCW with an average of .992.  Now playing in the Gulf Coast League for the Atlanta Braves organization, Berne hopes to translate his college success into the big leagues.

Rookie Davis Pittsburgh Pirates

Drafted in the 14th round by the New York Yankees at the 2011 MLB Draft, Rookie Davis has always been a dominant pitcher.  After being drafted out of Dixon High School in Sneads Ferry, NC, Rookie went on to play 4 seasons in the Yankees organization. He was traded to the Cincinnati Reds, alongside two other New York players, in the blockbuster trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees. It was with the Reds that he pitched in his MLB debut on April 6, 2017, against the Phillies.  He would go on to pick up his first Major League win on May 3rd against his present-day team, the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Rookie is currently signed to the Pirates' AAA Minor League affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians.

Steven Linkous Colorado Rockies

Drafted in the 22nd round by the Colorado Rockies at the 2016 MLB Draft, Steven Linkous is a menace on the base-paths.  Coming off an electric Senior year at North Brunswick High School, Linkous committed to UNC-Wilmington where he would play for the next 4 years.  After his final year with the Seahawks, Steven had set several UNCW single-season records for triples (7), steals (30) and runs scored (78). After being drafted, Linkous has quickly risen up through the Rockies organization. In just 3 seasons, he's progressed through advanced A ball, to starting the 2019 season with the AAA Albuquerque Isotopes.

Rock Solid and Coastal Athletics Alumnis

Having these guys play for Rock Solid  and/or train at Coastal Athletics has been very rewarding and a true honor. The hard work, dedication and character of these players earned them the success of "Collegiate" and/or "Professional" opportunities.

129! players and counting since 2003

Player School Year Draft
Jon Manis Francis Marion 2019
Tomas Frick UNC-Chapel Hill 2020
Connor Behan William Peace 2019
Chandler Williford Campbell University 2019
Dylan Lawson ECU 2019
Lincoln Ransom Old Dominion 2019
Blake Walston NC State 2019 19' 1st Round Diamondbacks
Haydan Walsh Wake Tech CC 2019
Kyle Smith UNC-Chapel Hill 2019
Shane Nolan Pitt Community College 2019
Alex Sniffen NC Central 2019
Jac Croom UNCW 2019
Ashton Evans Brunswick Community College 2019
Noah Gaither Wake Tech 2019
Tyler McNeil Brunswick Community College 2019
Will Smith Coastal Carolina 2019
Koen Moreno ECU 2019
Cade Anderson VMI 2019
Cameron Poole Southeastern CC 2019
Andrew Rust Princeton 2018
Brett Kemp Francis Marion 2018
Timon Harris Concord University 2018
John Keel Barton 2018
Brayden Barry Francis Marion 2018
Gavin Jones Barton 2018
Xavier Wooten NCCU 2018
Justin Wernoski Denison University 2018
Alex Holland Catawba College 2018
Brett Widerman Barton 2018
Carson Capps Queens University 2018
Zach Kelly Queens University 2018
David Peirson St. Andrews 2018
Matt Suggs UNCW 2018
Logan Adams Southern Charleston 2018
Ian Ramirez Barton 2018
Mitch Baddour William Peace 2018
Mikey Gans Louisburg 2017
Austin Skipper William Peace 2017
Zeke Walker Pfeiffer 2017
Trey Holland Sewanee University 2017
AJ Brooks Southeastern CC 2017
Caleb Bishop Western Carolina 2017
Riley Barber Brunswick CC 2017
RJ Hall Brunswick CC 2017
Kyle Tatum Brunswick CC 2017
Justin Torres William Peace 2017
Kason Valentine Lenior CC 2017
JP Price App State 2017
Payton Phelps Presbyterian College 2017
Kevin Mintz UNCW 2017
Dawson Thornton Coker College 2017
Robert Wilkerson Coker College 2017
Warren Gay William Peace 2017
Will St Ledger Harding University 2017
Celeb Clemmons Guilford Tech 2016
DC Russ William Peace 2016
John Speight William Peace 2016
Ju Juan Cason Belmont Abbey 2016
Travis Cross Lenior CC 2016
Jordan Behan Coker 2015
Bryce Best Guilford 2015
Joe Butler Florence-Darlington Tech 2015
Dylan Callahan Guilford 2015
Trader Flora Appalachian State 2015
Donovan Francis Southeastern CC 2015
Chris Graham UNC-Greensboro 2015
Kennedy Hardy Belmont-Abbey 2015
Christian Heisey NC Wesleyan 2015
John Keubler Guilford Tech 2015
Cody Mullen Coker 2015
Trey Pate Mount Olive 2015
Danny Wilson UNC-Asheville 2015
Emmitt Carden Catawba 2014
Mason Berne Spartanburg M/UNCW 2014 18' 33rd round Braves
Trent Hansley UNC-Pembroke 2014
Andrew Henrickson Pitt CC 2014
Dakota McFadden Wake Tech 2014
David Dicicco UNC-Pembroke 2013
Sam Henrickson UNCP/Pitt CC 2013
TJ McDonald ECU 2013
JP Padgett UNC-Pembroke 2013
Jacob Shumate Florence-Darlington Tech 2013
Pete Wilderboer Methodist 2013
Collin Thacker Gardner-Webb 2013
Corbin Bednarczyk Southeastern CC 2012
Seth Breasseale Barton 2012
William Britt Methodist 2012
Luke Bullard Wingate 2012
Ben Conner Mount Olive 2012
David Dail UNC-Pembroke 2012
Matt Davis UNC Charlotte 2012
Mike Inman Methodist 2012
Steven Linkous UNC-Wilmington 2012 16' 22nd round Rockies
Hunter Smith UNC-Greensboro 2012 16' 24th round Red Sox
Gene Vincent NC Wesleyan 2012
David Zacek Brunswick CC 2012
Houston Barnes Liberty 2011
Austin Brooks St. Andrews 2011
Alex Dockery Methodist 2011
DJ Graham Southeastern CC 2011
Dallas Perdue Chowan 2011
AJ Perkins Southeastern CC 2011
Corey Sykes Methodist 2011
Coley Thompkins Campbell 2011
Billy Vaughn UNC-Pembroke 2011
Dakota Irwin Belmont-Abbey 2010
Hunter Jenkins Greensboro College 2010
Tyler Radcliffe St. Andrews 2010
Joe O'Donnell NC State 2013
Matt Lowry UNC/Brunswick CC 2012
Rookie Davis 2011 11' 14th round Yankees
Scott Johnson Gardner Webb 2011
Jordan Betts Duke 2010 14' 18th round Red Sox
Jeff Bouton UNC 2010 10' 49th round Nationals
Kyle Hufham UNC 2010
Ryan LaGrange UNCW 2010
Luke Tendler NC A&T 2010 14' 29th round Rangers
KJ McAllister Coastal Carolina/ Limestone 2010
Bob Haitt NC Central 2009
Jeff Ferrell Pitt CC 2009 10' 26th round Tigers
Justin Somers Wingate 2009
Thomas Pope UNCW 2008
Thomas Jones UNCW 2008
Brad Mincey ECU 2007 11' 28th round Marlins
Stephen Batts ECU 2006 09' 19th round Phillies
Matt Willis Barton 2006
Garrett Gore UNC 2005
Adam Deleo UNCG 2004
Mike Causey Wake Forrest / Campbell 2003