Plan For Singleton Baseball Complex Gains Momentum
Interim Head Coach
Ward begins his sixth season with Lake and the Buccaneers and his second as Associate Head Coach. During his time at CSU, Ward has worked predominantly as the pitching coach and has helped the Bucs set numerous school records, while evolving into one of the premiere staff in the Big South Conference year-in, year-out.
For the third consecutive season, Ward and the Bucs’ pitching staff were among the best in the Big South, finishing third in the conference in in Team ERA. Senior Evan Raynor was among the Big South leaders in strikeouts, innings pitched, and and opp. batting average, while sophomore Wil Hartsell emerged as one of the top closers in the conference after missing the first half of the season.
Ward saw his pitching staff put together a school record 471 strikeouts during the 2015 season, culminating in junior LHP Andrew Tomasovich being drafted in the 21st round by the Oakland A’s. The Bucs finished the season 10th-nationally with 8.8 Ks per nine innings.
Hagaman, a former All-Big South selection and two-year starter for the Buccaneers, joins Lake’s staff for his first season as a student assistant and will work with the outfielders and hitters.
Hagaman, a native of Pawley’s Island, S.C., was a First Team All-Big South selection as a designated hitter following his junior season. He batted .326 with six home runs and 43 hits. For his career, the versatile Buc starter 108 games, batting .285 with 111 hits and 67 RBI. He also made 54 career appearances out of the bullpen, with a 5-1 career record and three saves.
He will graduate in May with a degree in Social Sciences.