Coastal Carolina starting pitcher Parker transfers to Virginia

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Coastal Carolina Athletics

Virginia may have lost in the NCAA Baseball Greenville (N.C.) Regional, but the Cavaliers gained a future pitcher.

Nick Parker, a starter for Coastal Carolina, one of the teams participating in the regional, announced via his Instagram account on Tuesday that he will transfer to UVA. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound, right-hand senior hurler is originally from York, Pa.

A starter for most of his career at Coastal, Parker appeared in 15 games in 2022 for the Chanticleers. While he didn’t pitch against Virginia in that regional, the Cavaliers saw his dominant performance against eventual regional champion East Carolina. In that game, Parker was dominant, pitching eight scoreless innings against the Pirates.

He finished his career at Coastal with a 4.81 ERA and 182 strikeouts.

In 2021, his junior season, he had 14 appearances, including 13 starts, went 3-5 and owned a 5.16 ERA. He held opponents to a .293 batting average.

The worldwide pandemic impacted his sophomore season in 2020, but as a freshman in 2019, Parker appeared in 16 games, mostly as a mid-week starter midway through the campaign.