Baseball became the latest Presbyterian College sport to place an alum on a Big South Conference all-decade team, sponsored by Hercules Tires.
Brad Zebedis was the lone Blue Hose on the 2010-19 team, led by Coastal Carolina with 11 members, Campbell with five, Radford with three and three schools – Longwood, Winthrop and Gardner-Webb – with two. PC, Charleston Southern and High Point each had one.
A 15-person committee of Big South Conference administrators served as the official voting panel to determine the team, with fan voting comprising 20 percent of the overall total. It included six starting pitchers, four relief pitchers, five outfielders, six infielders, one catcher, two utility players, one designated hitter (Zebedis) and one head coach, Gary Gilmore of Coastal Carolina, which is no longer in the Big South. In the Chanticleers’ last season in the Big South, 2016, they won the College World Series, joining South Carolina as the only teams from South Carolina to claim the national title in baseball.
Zebedis is the first PC baseball player to earn the all-decade distinction and joins Justin Bethel (football), Cortney Storey (women's basketball), Grayson Mills (men's tennis), Celia Mansour (women's golf), and Tera Powell (softball) as Presbyterian's current Big South all-decade players.
The Rock Hill native became the first Blue Hose to earn Big South freshman of the year honors as he finished the 2011 season with the PC baseball program’s only Division Ibatting average above .400 in a season.
During the 2011 season, he also set a D1 program record for slugging percentage (.717), on-base percentage (.492), hits (90), home runs (13), runs batted in (57) and total bases (152).
He also earned Louisville Slugger All-America honors, Collegiate Baseball Writers Association freshman All-American andfirst team All-Atlantic.
Before his sophomore season, Zebedis was named to the NCBWA First Team preseason All-America team as he posted a .270 average in 40 games after battling an early-season injury. He was second on the team with six home runs and didn't commit an error in 116 chances.
In 2013, he was named the Big South's Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year and chosen all-conference second team. Zebedis hit .292 over 56 games with 12 doubles, a home run and 30 RBI. He led the Blue Hose in multiple-RBI games (10) and multiple-hit games (18).
During his senior year, he finished his career with a .306 average to go along with 10 doubles, three home runs, and 24 RBI.
In the Blue Hose D1 record book, Zebedis sits atop the list in hits (252), doubles (53), total bases (385), is second in home runs (26), runs batted in (130), third in batting average (.328) runs (122), fourth in slugging percentage (.501) and fifth in games played (202),