Ben Peden was selected to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team, it was announced Monday.
The Greenville, South Carolina, native finished the regular season with a .241 batting average and 21 RBI while starting 41 games at first base. Peden belted a team-high eight home runs during the 2016 season, seven of which came against Southern Conference opponents. He is also the most recent Bulldog to hit two home runs in a single game, launching two against Samford on May 14. The freshman finished the SoCon slate with a .566 slugging percentage and scored 17 times.
Since the Southern Conference began all-freshman recognition in 2009, Peden is the 11th Bulldog to receive the honor.
The Bulldogs open SoCon Tournament play Tuesday against VMI. First pitch from Flour Field is set for 10 a.m. Live stats, video and audio will be available on CitadelSports.com.