20. Will Casey, LHP
Casey played for South Carolina for three seasons and made three appearances in 2011. According to his Facebook page, he moved out to Aspen, Colorado to work for the Aspen Skiing Company in October, 2013. This past August, he began studying law at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana.
21. Dante Rosenberg, C
Rosenberg played two games early in the 2011 championship season before suffering a back injury and being medically redshirted. Before coming to Carolina, Rosenberg attended Palm Beach Community College, where he was teammates with fellow Gamecock Peter Mooney. After graduating from South Carolina in 2013, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals. Rosenberg played in the Cardinals minor-league system until his release in April 2015; he then played seven games in the independent Frontier League. Per his LinkedIn, he is now a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley in Boca Raton, Florida.
22. Brady Thomas, C
A co-captain of the 2011 Gamecocks, Thomas was awarded CWS All-Tournament Team and SEC Academic Honor Roll honors. Thomas batted .316 in 63 games with 32 runs scored, 4 home runs, and 43 RBI. His 2010 season was just as impressive. He was named to the 2010 CWS All-Tournament Team and had a clutch pinch-hit single in the 2-1 title-clinching win over UCLA. According to his Twitter account, Thomas now lives in Charleston, S.C., with his fiancée and works as a CRNA.
23. John Taylor, RHP
A great asset to both national championship teams, Taylor held his own on the mound for the Gamecocks. During the 2010 national championship series, he pitched a perfect inning of relief in the final game against UCLA. In a very impressive 2011 season, Taylor recorded a 1.14 ERA in 71.1 innings pitched. He set a school record of single-season appearances with 50, a record that still stands today. After being drafted by the Seattle Mariners (22nd round) in 2011, Taylor spent two years in their minor-league system. After his time in the minors, he worked with the turf management team at South Carolina. According to his Facebook page, he now lives in Florence, S.C., and enjoys hunting.
24. Erik Payne, IF
As a part of the 2011 CWS championship team, Payne played in nine games, including two starts. In 2012, Payne won the NCAA Elite 89 Award, which is given to the player with the highest GPA among the players in the eight schools in the College World Series. He transferred to Virginia Tech after the 2013 season, where in 2015, he started in all 54 games for the Hokies. Payne now lives in Charlotte, N.C., where he works as the Production Supervisor at Ryan Homes.
25. Kyle Enders, C
Enders’ four-year Gamecock career culminated in 2010, when he served as co-captain and batted .281 in 61 games. He first worked as an accountant after graduation but now is a district manager with the South Carolina branch of Republic National Distributing Company.
26. Adam Matthews, OF
Matthews was drafted by the Orioles in 2011 after earning his second ring with South Carolina, but he chose to return to the Gamecocks for his senior year. He was then drafted by the Cincinnati Reds and played as high as single-A in their system over two pro seasons. Matthews came back to Columbia in late 2013 and worked in sales for the beverage industry and later the pharmaceutical industry. According to his LinkedIn profile, he is now an endoscopy sales representative for medical devices company Smith & Nephew.
27. Robert Beary, C/OF
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Beary caught every South Carolina game in Omaha in 2011 and scored the winning run to bring home the trophy for the Gamecocks. He was named to that year’s CWS All-Tournament Team. Beary has worked as a deputy sheriff in Richland County since August 2014, per LinkedIn.
28. Austin Ashmore, OF
Ashmore did not see much action for the Gamecocks in 2010, playing in only five games in his only non-redshirt season with the program. Since graduating from South Carolina in December of 2011, he has been inducted into Greer (S.C.) High School’s Hall of Fame for his impressive five years of starting for GHS, starting when he was in eighth grade, according to greertoday.com. Per his LinkedIn, he is currently an MBA Candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
29. Jay Brown, RHP
2010 co-captain Jay Brown had nine starts in 17 appearances on the mound for the Gamecocks, ending the year with a 4.44 ERA in 50.2 innings pitched. After his Carolina career, he became an assistant coach both in the Cape Cod Baseball League and for Young Harris College in Georgia. According to his LinkedIn page, he then became an assistant director for the Gamecock Club and remained in that role for nearly four years. Brown is now a financial advisor for Cornerstone Financial Management.
30. Drake Thomason, RHP
Thomason received a medical redshirt during the 2011 season due to an elbow injury. He now is the In-School Suspension Coordinator and Student Support Staff at Eastside High School in Taylors, South Carolina, where Thomason himself attended high school, per Linkedin.
31. Forrest Koumas, RHP
The 2011 campaign was Koumas’ most successful one at South Carolina. He went 6-1 with a 2.96 ERA in 19 games—12 of them starts—and was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. He transferred two years later and finished his college career in the rotation at USC Aiken. He spent 2016 as an assistant baseball coach at Columbia’s A.C. Flora High School and as a pitcher for the Birmingham-Bloomfield Beavers in the inaugural season of the independent United Shore Professional Baseball League, per LinkedIn. According to his former teammate, Colby Holmes, Koumas now works in an indoor baseball facility in the Detroit area.
32. Jose Mata, RHP
Mata was a key relief pitcher for the Gamecocks in both 2010 and 2011, helping them find success in the postseason. In the final game in the College World Series against UCLA in 2010, he pitched two scoreless innings of relief. In 2011, Mata earned a 1.76 ERA in 23 relief appearances and 30.2 innings pitched, and was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Since his graduation in 2011, he has had multiple jobs, currently as the Technical Recruiter at Principle Solutions Group, a technology staffing and consulting company based in Charlotte, N.C.
33. Brison Celek, IF
Celek only played in one game in the 2010 season, scoring a run as the designated hitter in the season opener. After being redshirted during the 2011 season, he resumed playing for the Gamecocks in 2012. He was selected in the 2013 MLB Draft (31st round by the Toronto Blue Jays) but decided to finish his baseball career at South Carolina in 2014. Celek currently lives in Charleston, S.C., and according to his Facebook profile, he continues to cheer on the Gamecocks and keep in touch with his former teammates.
34. Jimmy Revan, LHP
Revan only played the 2010 season at South Carolina, finishing with a 4.85 ERA in nine appearances. After Carolina, he transferred to the College of Charleston and played in 13 total games for the Cougars in 2012 and 2013. Now living in Charleston, SC, with his wife Ashton, he works at Full Range Rehab as the Regional Service Manager, per his Facebook and Linkedin profiles.
35. Patrick Harrington, OF
Harrington played just three games for South Carolina in 2011 before getting injured and being medically redshirted. He went on to play for the Gamecocks for four more seasons, exhausting his full eligibility. Harrington graduated in 2015 with a degree in Finance and Insurance & Risk Management. His LinkedIn profile says he now works in Washington, D.C., as a federal accountant for financial services company AOC Solutions.
36. Adam Westmoreland, LHP
Part of back-to-back CWS Champion teams, Westmoreland received a medical redshirt during the 2010 season following Tommy John surgery. He pitched in only 11 games during 2011 and finished his time at USC after five years on Gamecock Baseball. Westmoreland was drafted by the Miami Marlins in the 26th round in the 2013 MLB Draft. He went on to play one year with the Gulf Coast League Marlins, a rookie-level minor-league affiliate of the Miami Marlins. Via his Twitter profile, he still actively follows Gamecock sports.
37. Steven Neff, LHP
Neff played three years, including both championship seasons, with South Carolina, truly emerging in 2011. He went 3-1 with a 2.45 ERA in 12 appearances that season—7 of them starts—while also hitting .254 with five home runs in 71 at-bats. The San Francisco Giants drafted him that June, and he played in their minor-league system through 2014, making 45 appearances with the single-A Augusta GreenJackets in 2012. According to his Facebook page, he now works at Cannan Creations, a custom-letter small business owned by his wife, Scotti.
38. Jordan Propst, RHP
Propst only appeared in seven games for the Gamecocks, five in 2009 and two in 2010. He was nonetheless drafted by the Royals in 2010 but did not enter the minors. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy from USC in 2013 and, according to his LinkedIn profile, he is a pharmacy district manager for Rite Aid in Kentucky.
39. Logan Munson, LHP
A transfer from North Carolina, Munson sat out the 2010 season before making 11 relief appearances for the Gamecocks in each of 2011 and 2012. He has worked as a realtor in Columbia with his family business, CMM Realty, since August 2014.
40. Patrick Sullivan, RHP
With little playing time during the 2010 season, Sullivan started to come into his own on the mound during the 2011 season. He recorded a 1.35 ERA in 20 innings pitched and made the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Sullivan played a total of five years at Carolina, including his redshirt season in 2009. During the 2012 and 2013 seasons, he was teammates with his older brother, Sean Sullivan. His final season in 2013 he was captain and was named to the SEC Community Service Team. His LinkedIn profile says he has had various sales jobs in the health industry since his 2013 graduation; he is currently with CareFusion, a medical devices company, in Raleigh, N.C.
41. Jake Williams, OF
Williams was a clutch player during his one season on Gamecock Baseball. He started in 58 of the 62 games he played in, totaling a .268 batting average with 29 runs scored and 38 RBI. He set a single-season school record for his six triples during the 2011 season. Williams’ big moment came in the first game of the CWS national championship series against Florida, when he threw out a potential-game-winning runner at home from left field. The Gamecocks went on to win that game 2-1 in 11 innings. According to an article by The State newspaper, Williams left the team in the 2012 season due to “personal issues.” His LinkedIn page says he currently serves as social media manager at Grove Medical in Atlanta.
42. Jeffery Jones, INF
Jones batted .300 in 47 games for the Gamecocks in 2010, his second of two seasons with the team. According to his LinkedIn profile, he now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, and is the president of Fort Worth Hightech Signs Company.