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Gédéon Coste

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  • Bats Left, Throws Left
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 168 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gédéon Coste has played in French Division I and for the French national team. His grandfather Serge Coste was an executive with the Savigny Lions and Gédéon's father Guillaume Coste and uncle Etienne Coste played for them and for France's national team. His uncle Philippe Denis coached for the national team.

He made his Division I debut for the Savigny Lions in 2013, going 0-1 with 20 runs (17 earned), 17 hits, 9 walks and 5 strikeouts in 9 innings the year he turned 17. He was 3 for 22 with 3 walks and 2 runs. [1] The next year, he was 0-4 with a 7.60 ERA, hitting .240/.303/.290 and scoring 16 runs in 27 games. [2] He kept on progressing on the hill (1-4, 6.60) in 2015, while batting .260/.288/.340. In 2016, he was 2-3 with a 8.24 ERA and produced at a .207/.299/.268 clip. [3]

Coste was a mainstay of the Lions staff in 2017, going 3-7 with a 5.47 ERA and hitting .188/.310/.229. He was 7th in Division I in IP (69 2/3, between former major leaguer Harvey Garcia and Owen Ozanich), tied Ryo Sanagawa for the most starts and tied for 5th in losses. [4] In the 2017 European Championship U23, he was 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA, losing to Germany and Niklas Rimmel. He was 1 for 6 with a run. [5] He was 1-1 with a 5.30 ERA and 21 BB in 18 2/3 IP; he was 6 for 31 with 6 runs, a homer, 4 RBI and 3 walks. [6]

In 2019, he was 1-2 with a 3.89 ERA and batted .141/.250/.188. [7] The 2020 French season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Returning in 2021, he was much sharper (1-1, 1.71) and hit .225/.326/.350 with 11 RBI in 12 games. He was 9th in ERA (between Garcia and Kevin Canelon) and 8th in opponent average (.194, between Ozanich and Shane Priest). [8]

Coming off that fine season, he made France's squad for the 2021 European Championship. He debuted in their opening 7-2 loss to Great Britain, relieving Robyn Clara in the bottom of the 8th. He went 1-2-3, striking out Nateshon Thomas and Kent Blackstone and getting Gabriel Rincones Jr. on a fly. His next inning, he relieved Tanguy Meurant in the 6th with a 2-0 deficit against Germany. Lou Helmig singled, then Mathis Nayral took over. In the 15th/16th place game against Slovakia, he got the starting nod; France was in danger of relegation from the European Championship for the first time in decades. He went 2 2/3 innings, allowing six hits, three walks and three runs (two earned) while fanning three; Nicolas Antoine replaced him in the 3rd with two on and a 3-3 tie. France went on to win, 6-5. [9]

He was 5-2 with a 3.43 ERA in 2022 and hit .185/.465/.259. He was 5th in innings (between Yaeferson Gomez and Quentin Moulin), tied Gomez and Wilce Nieves for 4th in wins and tied for 3rd in starts (9). [10] In the 2022 European Championship Qualifier, he beat Ireland and Brendan Scott, relieving Firmin Hassed and working two shutout innings (3 K, one hit). [11] He remained with France for the 2023 World Baseball Classic Qualifier. He made one appearance, replacing José Paula with a 10-4 deficit in the 8th against Great Britain. He walked Justin Wylie then struck out Alex Crosby and D'Shawn Knowles. After he plunked Jaden Rudd, Blackstone singled in a pair and Kenjiro Sugiura relieved, allowing the inherited run to score. Only Keivy Rojas and Sugiura finished with higher ERAs for France. [12]