Charlie Condon Is Making His Mark On College Baseball.

Charlie Condon Is Making His Mark On College Baseball.

Charlie Condon, a rising star in college baseball, has captured the attention of scouts and fans alike. His remarkable performance on the field has positioned him as a top prospect for the upcoming MLB draft. Condon has made history by setting a remarkable home run record during his college career. Let’s dive into the details of his impressive feat.

In the BBCOR era (which began in 2011), college baseball switched from using BESR (Bat Exit Speed Ratio) bats to BBCOR-certified bats. These BBCOR bats are designed to reduce the exit speed of the ball off the bat, making the game safer while maintaining competitive balance.

Condon tied the NCAA baseball record for single-season home runs in the BBCOR era on Sunday. His 33rd home run in the 2024 season matched the all-time mark set by Florida’s Jac Caglianone in the previous season. Condon’s power-hitting prowess has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Here are some key statistics that highlight Condon’s remarkable performance:

Condon boasts an impressive slash line of .459/.1.105/1.673, showcasing his ability to get on base and deliver powerful hits. With 33 home runs in a single season, Condon has etched his name into the record books. He now shares the ninth spot on the NCAA’s all-time single-season home runs list. Condon’s 69 RBIs demonstrate his effectiveness in driving runners home. He has also accumulated 41 walks and 83 hits in 181 at-bats.

Condon’s journey to this record-breaking achievement began during his freshman year at Georgia. In 2023, he posted an outstanding season, batting .386 with 25 home runs and 67 RBIs. His performance earned him many accolades, including being named National Freshman of the Year by Collegiate Baseball, D1Baseball.com, Baseball America, and the NCBWA.

While Condon’s 33 home runs tie him with Jac Caglianone for the BBCOR single-season record, let’s take a look at the top-10 list of most home runs in a single season in NCAA history:

  1. Pete Incaviglia, Oklahoma State: 48 (1985)
  2. Jeff Ledbetter, Florida State: 45 (1982)
  3. Lance Berkman, Rice: 41 (1997)
  4. Brandon Larso, LSU: 40 (1997)
  5. Steve Hacker, Missouri State: 37 (1995)
  6. Mike Willes, BYU: 35 (1988)
  7. Daylan Holt, Texas A&M: 34 (1999)
  8. Troy Glaus, UCLA: 34 (1997)
  9. Charlie Condon, Georgia: 33 (2024)
  10.  Jac Caglianone, Florida: 33 (2023)

As if his college achievements weren’t enough, Condon is also a top prospect for the upcoming MLB draft. His power and consistency at the plate have caught the attention of scouts and baseball enthusiasts alike. Condon is currently the projected #1 overall pick likely headed to the Cleveland Guardians. 

In summary, Charlie Condon’s record-setting home run performance is a testament to his skill, determination, and love for the game. Whether he continues his baseball journey in the college ranks or transitions to the professional level, his legacy is already secured as one of the most prolific home run hitters in NCAA history.

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