Omaha Neb.—North Greenville head baseball coach Landon Powell earned another impressive accolade this past week as he was named to the "Ultimate College World Series baseball Lineup" released by the NCAA.
The ultimate lineup is a list of 10 players to play in the College World Series, the Division I baseball tournament for the NCAA. Voters selected college baseball's version of the "Dream Team" by focusing on the players who had the best combination of strong CWS appearances combined with a "lengthy" career in Major League Baseball.
C - Landon Powell, South Carolina | CWS appearances: 2002, 2003, 2004
The sturdy backstop was the Gamecocks' backbone during their run that was remarkable yet failed to produce a national title. Powell made the All-Tournament team in 2002 when USC lost to Texas in the final and again in 2004 when Cal State-Fullerton bounced the Gamecocks out of the bracket. The Oakland A's drafted Powell in the first round in 2004, but his major league career consisted of only 123 games over three seasons (2009-11).
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