2017 NCAA Div 1 Baseball All-Americans

Collegiate Baseball’s All-Americans Announced

National Players Of The Year include:
• Brendan McKay (Louisville)
• Brent Rooker (Mississippi State)

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2017 Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams and
National Players of The Year have been announced.

The 17-man first team, chosen by performances up to regional playoffs and picked by the staff of
Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features 7 conference players or pitchers of the year, including:

  • RHP J.B. Bukauskas, North Carolina (Pitcher of Year Atlantic Coast Conference).
  • RHP Cory Abbott, Loyola Marymount (Pitcher of Year West Coast Conference).
  • LHP Steven Gingery, Texas Tech. (Pitcher of Year Big 12 Conference).
  • 1B Brent Rooker, Mississippi St. (Player of Year Southeastern Conference).
  • OF Niko Hulsizer, Morehead St. (Co-Player of Year Ohio Valley Conference).
  • LHP/1B Brendan McKay, Louisville (Player of Year Atlantic Coast Conference).
  • DH Keston Hiura, U.C. Irvine (Player of Year Big West Conference).

Louisville’s Brendan McKay and Mississippi State’s Brent Rooker are Collegiate Baseball’s National Players of The Year.

McKay put up superb numbers as a hitter (.363, 17 HR, 12 2B, 52 RBI) and as a pitcher (9-3, 2.37 ERA, 31 BB, 124 K).

Rooker led the SEC in nine offensive categories, including batting average (.404), slugging percentage (.843), on-base percentage (.505), hits (90), RBI (76), doubles (29), home runs (21), total bases (188) and stolen bases (18).

The first team features one pitcher who had a remarkable strikeout to walk ratio in LHP David Peterson of Oregon (140 strikeouts, 15 walks). Oregon St. had two pitchers on the first team in LHP Luke Heimlich and RHP Jake Thompson who combined for a 22-1 record and 216 strikeouts. Thompson led the USA with 12 wins while Heimlich had the lowest ERA in the nation at 0.81.

The first team offense includes Morehead State’s Niko Hulsizer who led first teamers with 27 homers and 82 RBI. U.C. Irvine DH Keston Hiura led the nation with a .442 batting average.

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