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By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR. Editor/Collegiate Baseball STILLWATER, Okla. — Hitting discipline is becoming rare in baseball. The highest amount of strikeouts took place last season in NCAA Div. I baseball over the past 50 years. Teams averaged a record 8.08 strikeouts per nine innings as the quest to hit more home runs grew. Also consider […]

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By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR.
Editor/Collegiate Baseball

STILLWATER, Okla. — Hitting discipline is becoming rare in baseball.

The highest amount of strikeouts took place last season in NCAA Div. I baseball over the past 50 years. Teams averaged a record 8.08 strikeouts per nine innings as the quest to hit more home runs grew.

Also consider the batting average for Division I teams was only .269 in 2019 — the lowest in the past 47 years.

The final year of wood bats being used in college baseball (1973) was the last time batting averages were lower (.266) in Division I baseball.

In the September 6 edition of Collegiate Baseball, we delved into the NCAA Div. I Baseball Statistics Trends report which was compiled by Jeff Williams, Associate Director of Media Coordination and Statistics with the NCAA.

In an effort to find out why hitting discipline is suffering so much, we contacted the greatest hitting coach of all time in Gary Ward, former head coach at Oklahoma State.

He has spent a lifetime studying hitting and why hitters thrive and fail.

In 19 years as the head coach with the Cowboys, his teams led all NCAA Div. I teams in run production six times.

During those 19 years, his teams averaged 9.2 runs per game.

What fueled that incredible run production was a remarkable on-base percentage by his hitters which was kick started by walks because of disciplined hitters who refused to swing at marginal pitches.

When you look at the on-base percentage of Ward’s teams during that time, his offense never had a lower on-base percentage than .423 after his first two seasons with the Cowboys.

During the 1987 and 1988 seasons, the on-base percentages were extraordinary at .500 and .517.

His teams walked more than any school in NCAA Div. I history as they averaged 7.1 walks per game.

In 15 of those 19 seasons, his batters walked at least 415 times a season with a high of 607 walks during the 1986 season. That year, OSU batters walked an average of 8.5 times per game.

In many of those years, his hitters walked 60 percent while striking out 40 percent when comparing the two numbers.

To read more of this article, purchase the Oct. 4, 2019 edition or subscribe by CLICKING HERE. Gary Ward delves into how his hitting system was arrived at by extensively studying golf, tennis and baseball mechanics, why reverse engineering is crucial, the importance of not dictating to hitters and allowing them to own everything they do along with the value of ball exit speed. This story is the first time he has shared his differential training system and what defines poor batting practice.

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Vanderbilt Lands No. 1 Recruiting Class In USA http://baseballnews.com/vanderbilt-lands-no-1-recruiting-class-in-usa/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 16:06:56 +0000 http://baseballnews.com/?p=13886

TUCSON, Ariz. — Vanderbilt landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball’s 2019 evaluation of NCAA Division I baseball classes. It marks the Commodores’ third national recruiting title by Collegiate Baseball with other top-ranked classes in 2017 and 2012. Over the last three years, Vanderbilt’s recruiting classes have been No. […]

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TUCSON, Ariz. — Vanderbilt landed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation, according to Collegiate Baseball’s 2019 evaluation of NCAA Division I baseball classes.

It marks the Commodores’ third national recruiting title by Collegiate Baseball with other top-ranked classes in 2017 and 2012.

Over the last three years, Vanderbilt’s recruiting classes have been No. 1 by CB in 2017, second in 2018 and first in 2019.

This is the 10th time in the last 11 years that a Southeastern Conference team has won the recruiting title.

It is the 37th straight year Collegiate Baseball has evaluated NCAA Division I recruiting classes.

Athletes who initially signed letters of intent with a school but then signed a pro contract after being drafted do not count in the overall evaluation.

Only athletes who came to school this fall are factored in as points are awarded to drafted players and the round they were chosen, All-Americans, All-State selections and All-Conference picks.

Collegiate Baseball also gives points for Conference Players of The Year, State Players of The Year and National Players of The Year.

The Commodores landed an impressive haul of 15 freshmen which features five drafted players, including:

  • RHP Jack Leiter (Delbarton School, NJ), 20th round pick by Yankees.
  • OF/LHP Spencer Jones (La Costa Canyon H.S., CA), 31st round pick by Angels.
  • 3B Parker Noland (Farragut H.S., TN), 31st round pick by Marlins.
  • C Maxwell Romero (Pembroke Pines Charter, FL), 38th round pick by Reds.
  • SS Tyler McKenzie (The Benjamin School, FL), 39th round Cardinals.

Other exceptional players in the class include:

  • RHP Michael Doolin (Andrean H.S., IN).
  • SS Will Duff (Springfield Catholic H.S., MO).
  • RHP Sam Hliboki (Harvard Westlake H.S., CA).
  • OF Ryan Keenan (Calvary Christian Academy, FL).
  • OF Troy LaNeve (Pine-Richland H.S., PA).
  • SS Nick Maldonado (Seton Hall Prep, NJ).
  • 3B/C/SS Chris McElvain (Summit H.S., TN).
  • C C.J. Rodriguez (Mater Dei H.S., CA)
  • RHP Thomas Schultz (Our Lady of Lourdes H.S., PA).
  • SS Carter Young (Selah H.S., WA).

A complete rundown on the top 25 recruiting classes is featured in the Oct. 4 issue of Collegiate Baseball. To purchase the Oct. 4, 2019 edition, CLICK HERE.

2019 NCAA Div. I Recruiting Results
By Collegiate Baseball
(As of Sept. 23, 2019)

  1. Vanderbilt
  2. Florida
  3. South Carolina
  4. Mississippi
  5. Texas Christian
  6. Louisiana St.             
  7. Alabama
  8. Arizona St.
  9. Auburn
  10. Oklahoma St.
  11. Arizona
  12. Texas
  13. North Carolina
  14. Clemson
  15. Miami (Fla.)
  16. Arkansas
  17. Mississippi St.
  18. Utah
  19. Georgia Tech.
  20. Virginia
  21. UCLA
  22. Louisville
  23. Oregon St.
  24. Tennessee
  25. Kentucky
  26. Stanford
  27. N.C. State
  28. Coastal Carolina
  29. Oklahoma
  30. Grand Canyon
  31. Florida St.
  32. Missouri
  33. Dallas Baptist
  34. Rice
  35. Missouri St.
  36. Michigan
  37. Texas A&M
  38. Texas Tech.
  39. Houston
  40. East Carolina

Other Top Recruiting Classes: U.C. Santa Barbara, Cal. St. Fullerton, Maryland, Georgia, Brigham Young, San Diego St., St. John’s, West Virginia, Southern California, Washington, San Diego, U.C. Irvine, Wichita St., Minnesota, Duke, Oregon, Illinois, Cal Poly, Gonzaga, Southern Mississippi, Pepperdine, Stetson, Fresno St., Sam Houston St., Baylor, Kent St., South Alabama, Creighton, Connecticut, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy, Nevada, Hawaii, Tulane, Michigan St., Bradley, Rutgers, Nevada-Las Vegas, Miami (Ohio), Virginia Tech., Indiana, California, Florida International, Northeastern, Tennessee Tech., New Mexico St., Notre Dame, Central Michigan, Stony Brook, Florida Atlantic, Ball St.

Source: Collegiate Baseball

 

Previous NCAA Div. I
Recruiting Champions
By Collegiate Baseball

2018: Louisiana St.
2017: Vanderbilt
2016: Arizona St.
2015: Florida
2014: Louisiana St.
2013: Florida
2012: Vanderbilt
2011: South Carolina
2010: Louisiana St.
2009: Florida
2008: Arizona St.
2007: Louisiana St.
2006: South Carolina
2005: South Carolina
2004: Louisiana St.
2003: North Carolina
MMMISouth Carolina
2002: Georgia Tech.
2001: Southern California
2000: Cal. St. Fullerton
1999: Southern California
1998: Georgia Tech.
1997: UCLA
1996: Texas A&M
1995: Arizona St.
1994: Mississippi St.
1993: Miami (Fla.)
1992: Florida St.
1991: Miami (Fla.)
1990: Arizona
1989: Florida St.
1988: Miami (Fla.)
1987: Stanford
1986: Stanford
1985: Hawaii
1984: Florida St.
1983: Arizona St.

Source: Collegiate Baseball

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Record Strikeouts Take Place In NCAA Baseball http://baseballnews.com/record-strikeouts-take-place-in-ncaa-baseball-2/ http://baseballnews.com/record-strikeouts-take-place-in-ncaa-baseball-2/#respond Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:17:58 +0000 http://baseballnews.com/?p=13875

By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR. Editor/Collegiate Baseball INDIANAPOLIS — The highest amount of strikeouts over the past 50 years of NCAA Division I baseball took place during the 2019 season, according to the NCAA Division I Baseball Statistics Trends report. Compiled by Jeff Williams, Associate Director of Media Coordination and Statistics with the NCAA, the 2019 […]

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By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR.
Editor/Collegiate Baseball

INDIANAPOLIS — The highest amount of strikeouts over the past 50 years of NCAA Division I baseball took place during the 2019 season, according to the NCAA Division I Baseball Statistics Trends report.

Compiled by Jeff Williams, Associate Director of Media Coordination and Statistics with the NCAA, the 2019 NCAA Division I Strikeouts Per 9 Innings for each team was a record 8.08.

It marks the first time in history the average has eclipsed 8.00

Each of the last five years have featured strikeout numbers that have gone over 7.00.

For the previous 45 years prior to 2015 (1970-2014), only twice have strikeout totals risen over 7.00, and that was in 1998 (7.07) and 1999 (7.12).

The strikeouts per 9 innings per game for each team the last five years include:

2015: 7.02
2016: 7.17
2017: 7.54
2018: 7.88
2019: 8.08

Interestingly, the first year of the low-seam ball was in 2015, the first year of this trend, and strikeout numbers have gone up every year since.

So there may be a correlation with the ball that is being used.

“There may be several things going on which is causing the high strikeout numbers in NCAA Div. I baseball,” said Butch Thompson, head coach at Auburn University.

Recognized as one of the elite pitching coaches in the game, he feels launch angles being taught at 23-35 degrees by hitting coaches and the use of the low-seam ball are definitely a factor. But there is much more involved with the staggering strikeout numbers produced the last five years in NCAA Division I baseball.

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Researchers Can Predict Where Recruits Go http://baseballnews.com/researchers-can-predict-where-recruits-go/ http://baseballnews.com/researchers-can-predict-where-recruits-go/#respond Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:35:44 +0000 http://baseballnews.com/?p=13870

By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR. Editor/Collegiate Baseball IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa researchers are able to predict with a high probability where football recruits will ultimately attend college by analyzing Twitter accounts. The same formula can be utilized in baseball, according to the lead researcher Kristina Bigsby. If coaches across the USA utilize this […]

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By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR.
Editor/Collegiate Baseball

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa researchers are able to predict with a high probability where football recruits will ultimately attend college by analyzing Twitter accounts.

The same formula can be utilized in baseball, according to the lead researcher Kristina Bigsby.

If coaches across the USA utilize this template in the major team sports, it may be a way to save millions of dollars in needless recruiting. Why should recruiters spend time and energy on recruits who have their minds set on another school?

The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) at Iowa conducted a study that centered on creating a data model on how to predict which universities would win college football recruiting wars.

They focused on data and insight from Twitter posts from those athletes and detected patterns leading up to commitment day.

The resulting data allowed college coaches and recruiters to modify their own schedules and efforts to go after the prospects they deemed the best fit and the most likely to commit.

Since college recruiting season never stops, it’s probably during the season itself when some of that social media activity reveals itself the most.

A high school athlete may post about last night’s game or the upcoming game. It might be a comment about a school which invited him for a visit, who’s contacting him the most, and in talking to the general media about the current status of the recruiting process. It all ends up on social media.

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Augie Garrido Explains The Art Of Bunting http://baseballnews.com/summer-instruction-series-the-art-of-bunting/ http://baseballnews.com/summer-instruction-series-the-art-of-bunting/#respond Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:57:29 +0000 http://baseballnews.com/?p=3466

By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR. Editor/Collegiate Baseball Bunting has been a big part of offensive play for many top college baseball teams since the late 1990s when changes were made to tame the performance of aluminum bats. The late Augie Garrido, former head coach at the University of Texas, was considered the best in the business […]

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By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR.
Editor/Collegiate Baseball

Bunting has been a big part of offensive play for many top college baseball teams since the late 1990s when changes were made to tame the performance of aluminum bats.

The late Augie Garrido, former head coach at the University of Texas, was considered the best in the business at teaching the art of bunting. In the October 11, 2002 edition of Collegiate Baseball, Garrido explained how he taught hitters this skill.

“The first thing to do is have the players understand the value of bunting,” Garrido said.

“Part of the psychological problem with bunting is that you can’t simply ask a less than successful hitter to bunt. If you ask such a player to bunt, he thinks you don’t have confidence in his hitting, and that doesn’t work. The player needs to know that he is bunting because it is his contribution to the rally.

“Players much practice bunting consistently in game environments and use it in games and not be afraid to do it. There is no question they would rather hit. That’s another thing I like about the bunting game. To do it well, it forces the player to be unselfish and make his contribution to the offense when you are advancing runners and so on. But you must use bunts in games.

“The fundamentals of bunting are pretty simple. You keep your balance, see the ball and get the bat out in front and watch the ball off the bat. Get your angle early. Most guys who don’t bunt very well don’t get into the proper position prior to the ball getting to them. So they don’t track it very well, and they don’t get the angle because they are rushed. So there is a timing and rhythm to it that needs to be followed. You need to keep it simple to be consistent.”

Garrido discussed when his batters begin showing bunt in a game.

“If the infield is back, I would rather have our hitters not show a bunt early if we are going to bunt for a base hit. If the infield is already in, you might as well just turn around and do it because it eliminates one of the elements of timing.

“It is important for the bunter to position himself in the front of the batter’s box prior to bunting the ball to allow for better bunting angles in fair territory. We have a batting cage that is set up for the bunting game and have targets that the bunters aim for. We also have targets on the field as well when they bunt. We try to bunt at specific areas and try to play games with it so they have fun with it.

“We don’t want our hitters attempting to deaden the ball because that is when hitters pop it up. So I just have them be firm with the bat and try to get the ball on the ground quickly. This allows the bunter to stay on top of the ball and let the ground deaden.

“When you get an early first bounce on a bunt, it helps the runner so he can get a good jump.”

Balance Crucial
There are different ways to grip the bat for a bunt, but Garrido has a certain method he likes.

“I like to see the top hand up on the bat to a point where the barrel is resting between the thumb and fore finger with those fingers out of the way of the ball striking the barrel. Those fingers are firm on the bat. Then you slide the bottom hand up a little bit as well so you have balance. When you have balance, it is easier for you to control the bat and see the ball.

“Another key teaching point is to keep the barrel of the bat in position so you have the proper angle prior to the ball hitting the bat. Then you can see the ball and the bat come together, so that contact zone is out in front of the eyes and slightly off to the side and you don’t foul a ball off into your face.”

How sophisticated do his teams get with the short game?

“To be honest, you will never, ever get control of this game. You just try to work on the percentages and get players a chance to contribute to the rally at the time they are involved with the rally. Then the results will take place. There are no guarantees in this game.”

Bunting Puts Balls in Play
Garrido said he resorted to utilizing the bunting game during his high school coaching career many years ago out of necessity.

“I think what motivated me to teach players to bunt early in my coaching career was that it was a way for the high school players to contribute. For a young player or any player for that matter, it is about their confidence. If you can’t contribute to the offense then you start playing with less intensity on defense. That’s just the way it works. With high school players, I wanted to give them a way for them to be successful and put the ball in play. That’s where it all started from.”

It was pointed out to Garrido that good bunts on any level can cause nightmares for defenses. Good bunts cause errors because throws are rushed and defensive players are usually thrown off balance.

“It puts the ball in play, and that’s one of the major issues with bunting. When you put the ball consistently in play, you have an edge. Bunting allows the batter to hustle down to first base and let the defense make mistakes. If the batter strikes out, it comes down to whether the catcher catches the ball or not.”

Toughest Bunt To Defend
Garrido discussed the most difficult bunt to defend.

“A real tough bunt to defense is the one that is in between the pitcher, second baseman and first baseman. If you get all three of those defensive players going for the ball, you have them beat because nobody is covering first base. That is the ideal situation. If the ball is in the right place, it forces three players who all have the responsibility to cover first or get the ball.

“They all must make a quick decision as to who will do what. That is where the problem is for the defensive player One must cover the base, another get the ball and the other get out of the way. It’s a tough, tough play to make when the ball is hit in the right spot.”

Garrido was asked if he utilizes any special bunting charts to track bunts during the season.

“No, not really. I know who can bunt and who can’t through the many practices we have. So that isn’t necessary.”

Garrido was asked if the hitting vision of his players, such as tracking pitches and reacting to them, is enhanced by spending a considerable amount of time on bunting.

“There is no question that bunting helps a hitter’s tracking ability. When you bunt a ball, it is one of the few skills that allows a player to track it from the pitcher and see the ball come off the bat at contact.”

The Texas skipper had one final tidbit of advice for coaches on the subject of bunting.

“If you don’t practice bunting, your players will probably not be able to do it during a game. If you don’t practice it in game-like situations where you have high intensity, you will probably not be able to bunt during games. The best way to do this is for the players to play games with high intensity concerning the bunting game. Have them hit targets on the field with their bunts. You can also have 2-man teams going against other 2-man teams for competition.”

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Historic 20-Second Rule Is Finally Approved http://baseballnews.com/historic-20-second-rule-is-finally-approved/ http://baseballnews.com/historic-20-second-rule-is-finally-approved/#respond Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:19:09 +0000 http://baseballnews.com/?p=13858

By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR. Editor/Collegiate Baseball TUCSON, Ariz. — Possibly the most important NCAA baseball rule change in history has been approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel after initially being recommended by the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee. Starting with the 2020 baseball season, a 20-second clock will be mandatory between pitches. It will […]

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By LOU PAVLOVICH, JR.
Editor/Collegiate Baseball

TUCSON, Ariz. — Possibly the most important NCAA baseball rule change in history has been approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel after initially being recommended by the NCAA Baseball Rules Committee.

Starting with the 2020 baseball season, a 20-second clock will be mandatory between pitches. It will include pitches thrown with nobody on base or runners on base.

There has never been a time clock with runners on base until now in the 110-year history of the NCAA.

This historic rule has the potential of shaving off 20 minutes or more for all NCAA baseball games.

The Missouri Valley Conference proved nearly 30 years ago on an experimental basis that utilizing a 20 second play clock can substantially reduce the time of games.

In 1989, the year prior to implementing the 2-year experiment, Missouri Valley Conference games averaged 2:52 for 9-inning games.

Over the next two years, game times were reduced substantially

In 1990, MVC games averaged 2:38 for 9-inning games.

This included 105 games, plus conference tournament games.

The 1991 average game times were even shorter at 2:32 because players, coaches and umpires were now experienced with the time clock and were ready to play the game at a consistently quick pace.

To read more of this in-depth article on the change and what it means for college baseball, purchase the Sept. 6, 2019 edition or subscribe by CLICKING HERE.

The story delves into  the five options a pitcher has with the 20 second clock in place and what the violation will be if he takes too long, as well as the hitter. It also explains the use of time clocks and comments from former NCAA Baseball Rules Committee chairman Elvis Dominguez on how important this new rule is for baseball. Plus it delves into important reasons behind this change.

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Corbin Named CB National Coach Of Year http://baseballnews.com/corbin-named-cb-national-coach-of-year/ Fri, 28 Jun 2019 15:41:49 +0000 http://baseballnews.com/?p=13805

Vanderbilt Head Coach Tim Corbin is Collegiate Baseball’s 2019 National Coach of The Year. It is the second National Coach of The Year honor for Corbin from Collegiate Baseball, and it marks the 13th time a Southeastern Conference head coach has won the honor from Collegiate Baseball since the award’s inception in 1980. He previously […]

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Vanderbilt Head Coach Tim Corbin is Collegiate Baseball’s 2019 National Coach of The Year.

It is the second National Coach of The Year honor for Corbin from Collegiate Baseball, and it marks the 13th time a Southeastern Conference head coach has won the honor from Collegiate Baseball since the award’s inception in 1980. He previously won National Coach of The Year in 2014 when he guided Vanderbilt to its first national title in baseball.

Corbin finished his 17th season at the helm of the Commodore program with Vanderbilt’s second national championship in baseball at the recent College World Series with an 8-2 win over Michigan.

He has led Vanderbilt to 15 NCAA tournaments, nine Super Regionals and four College World Series. His coaching record is 740-354-1 at Vanderbilt. Under Corbin, 48 players have been named an All-American, including 14 who have received first-team recognition.

In the Corbin era, 23 players have gone on to play in the Major leagues, the most in the SEC since 2003.

Previous Collegiate Baseball National Coaches of The Year include:

  • 2018: Pat Casey, Oregon St.
  • 2017: Kevin O’Sullivan, Florida
  • 2016: Gary Gilmore, Coastal Carolina
  • 2015: Brian O’Connor, Virginia 
  • 2014: Tim Corbin, Vanderbilt
  • 2013: John Savage, UCLA
  • 2012: Andy Lopez, Arizona
  • 2011: Ray Tanner, South Carolina
  • 2010: Ray Tanner, South Carolina
  • 2009: Paul Mainieri, Louisiana St.
  • 2008: Mike Batesole, Fresno St.
  • 2007: Pat Casey, Oregon St.
  • 2006: Pat Casey, Oregon St.
  • 2005: Augie Garrido, Texas
  • 2004: George Horton, Cal. St. Fullerton
  • 2003: Wayne Graham, Rice
  • 2002: Augie Garrido, Texas
  • 2001: Jim Morris, Miami (Fla.)
  • 2000: Skip Bertman, Louisiana St.
  • 1999: Jim Morris, Miami (Fla.)
  • 1998: Mike Gillespie, Southern Calif.
    MMM Mike Batesole, Cal. St. Northridge
  • 1997: Skip Bertman, Louisiana St.
  • 1996: Skip Bertman, Louisiana St.,
    MMM Andy Lopez, Florida
  • 1995: Augie Garrido, Cal. St. Fullerton
  • 1994: Larry Cochell, Oklahoma
  • 1993: Skip Bertman, Louisiana St.
  • 1992: Andy Lopez, Pepperdine
  • 1991: Skip Bertman, Louisiana St.
  • 1990: Steve Webber, Georgia
  • 1989: Dave Snow, Long Beach St.
  • 1988: Larry Cochell, Cal. St. Fullerton
  • 1987: Mark Marquess, Stanford
  • 1986: Jerry Kindall, Arizona
  • 1985: Ron Fraser, Miami (Fla.)
  • 1984: Augie Garrido, Cal. St. Fullerton
  • 1983: Cliff Gustafson, Texas
  • 1982: Ron Fraser, Miami (Fla.)
  • 1981: Jim Brock, Arizona St.
  • 1980: Jerry Kindall, Arizona

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Collegiate Baseball 2019 HS All-Americans http://baseballnews.com/collegiate-baseball-2019-hs-all-americans/ Sat, 15 Jun 2019 00:14:56 +0000 http://baseballnews.com/?p=13688

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2019 Collegiate Baseball High School All-American teams, powered by Diamond Sports, are loaded with outstanding talent from across the nation. This year’s crop of high school athletes is impressive and talented on both the first and second teams. Twenty players were selected in the first five rounds and Competitive Balance rounds […]

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TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2019 Collegiate Baseball High School All-American teams, powered by Diamond Sports, are loaded with outstanding talent from across the nation.

This year’s crop of high school athletes is impressive and talented on both the first and second teams.

Twenty players were selected in the first five rounds and Competitive Balance rounds of the 2019 Major League Draft.

Leading the team is our National Player of the Year SS Bobby Witt, Jr. from Colleyville Heritage H.S. (Colleyville, TX). He was the second overall pick in the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the Royals.

This season Witt hit .482 with 15 doubles, 9 triples, 15 home runs and 55 RBI. He stole 19 bases.

He played last summer for the 19U Team USA in the Pan American Championships.

Nominations for the All-Americans are submitted by the player’s high school coach and the staff of Collegiate Baseball chooses the honorees.

Not all statistics listed are final for the season. Some teams were still finishing their seasons at the time the All-Americans were selected.

To read stats of every All-American, purchase the June 14, 2019 edition of Collegiate Baseball or subscribe by CLICKING HERE.

First Team
Pitchers

Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove H.S., Cary, IL
Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover H.S., Wilmington, NC
Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
JJ Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch H.S., Cypress, TX
Matt Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch H.S., Cypress, TX
Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
Jack Leiter, RHP, Delbarton H.S., Morristown, NJ
Jacob Meador, RHP, Burleson Centennial H.S., Burleson, TX
Trevor McDonald, RHP, George County H.S., Lucedale, MS
Nick Durgin, RHP, Melbourne Central Catholic H.S., Melbourne, FL
Nick James, LHP, Clarksville H.S., TN
Peyton Wesson, LHP, Fayetteville H.S., Sylacauga, AL
Cooper Benson, LHP, San Luis Obispo H.S., CA
Sam Hliboki, RHP, Harvard-Westlake H.S., Studio City, CA
Geoffrey Gilbert, LHP, Bishop England H.S., Charleston, SC
Nolan Hudi, LHP, Calvary Christian H.S., Clearwater, FL
Chad Ricker, RHP, Argyle H.S., TX
Michael Doolin, RHP, Andrean H.S., Merrillville, IN
Jonathan Guzman, RHP, Orange Lutheran H.S., Orange, CA
Andrew Devine, RHP, Simi Valley H.S., CA
Yianni Skeriotis, RHP, Jackson H.S., Massillon, OH
Ryan Hagenow, RHP, Farragut H.S., Knoxville, TN
Tyson Heaton, RHP, Yucaipa H.S., CA
Brandon Walker, RHP, North Florida Christian H.S., Tallahassee, FL
Logan Tanner, RHP, George County H.S., Lucedale, MS
Riley Cornelio, RHP, Pine Creek H.S., Colorado Springs, CO

Catchers

Nathan Hickey, Providence H.S., Jacksonville, FL
Ethan Hearn, Mobile Christian H.S., AL
Hayden Dunhurst, Pearl River Central H.S., MS
Nathan LaRue, McGill-Toolen Catholic H.S., Mobile, AL
Mark Black, Serra Catholic H.S., McKeesport, PA
Jonathan French, Parkview H.S., Lilburn, GA
Chad Knight, Staples H.S., Westport, CT
Micah Yonamine, Iolani School, Honolulu, HI

Infielders

Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville Heritage H.S., Colleyville, TX
CJ Abrams, SS/2B, Blessed Trinity H.S., Roswell, GA
Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton H.S., Morristown, NJ
Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy, Selma, AL
Nasim Nunez, SS Collins Hill H.S., Suwanee, GA
Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL
Christian Cairo, SS, Calvary Christian H.S., Clearwater, FL
Cade Doughty, SS, Denham Springs H.S., LA
Dylan Ray, 3B, Bob Jones H.S., Madison, AL
Parker Noland, 3B, Farragut H.S., Knoxville, TN
Blake Klassen, 1B, JSerra Catholic H.S., San Juan Capistrano, CA
Jose Torres, SS, Calvert Hall College H.S., Baltimore, MD
Brooks Lee, SS/2B, San Luis Obispo H.S., CA
Carter Young, SS, Selah H.S., WA

Outfielders

Riley Greene, Hagerty H.S., Oviedo, FL
Corbin Carroll, Lakeside School, Seattle, WA
Marcus Smith Jr., Pembroke Hill H.S., Kansas City, MO
Chris Newell, Malvern Prep, Malvern, PA
Kendall Pettis, Brother Rice H.S., Chicago, IL
Maurice Hampton Jr., Memphis University School, Memphis, TN
Dylan Crews, Lake Mary H.S., FL
Michael Brueser, Hamilton H.S., Chandler, AZ

Multi-Position Players

Brett Baty, 3B/RHP, Lake Travis H.S., Austin, TX
Jimmy Lewis, RHP/3B, Lake Travis H.S., Austin, TX
Tyler Callihan, RHP/SS/3B/C, Providence H.S., Jacksonville, FL
Joe Naranjo, 1B/LHP, Ayala H.S., Chino Hills, CA
Evan Fitterer, RHP/1B, Aliso Niguel H.S., Aliso Viejo, CA
AJ Hacker, RHP/1B, Rowan County Senior H.S., Morehead, KY
Matt McCormick, C/3B/RHP, St. Laurence H.S., Orland Park,
Jared Jones, RHP/3B, La Mirada H.S., CA
Blake Adams, RHP/OF, Har-Ber H.S., Springdale, AR
Jack Washburn, RHP/OF, Webster H.S., WI
Connor Prielipp, LHP/1B, Tomah H.S., WI
Aaron Roberts, RHP/1B/3B, Desert Oasis H.S., Las Vegas, NV
Colin Czajkowski, LHP/OF, Woodhaven H.S., Brownstown, MI
Josh Hahn, LHP/1B/OF, Huntington Beach H.S., CA
Tyler Matyshock, LHP/1B/OF, Sonora H.S., CA

Second Team
Pitchers

Chandler Best, LHP, McGill-Toolen Catholic H.S., Mobile, AL
Max Rajcic, RHP, Orange Lutheran H.S., Orange, CA
Tyler Owens, RHP, Trinity Catholic H.S., Ocala, FL
Trent Harrison, RHP, Pryor H.S., OK
Justin Perreault, RHP, Homewood H.S., Birmingham, AL
Carter Rustad, RHP, Staley H.S., Kansas City, MO
Dallas Glass, RHP, Pleasure Ridge Park H.S., Louisville, KY
Zach Jacobs, RHP, San Dimas H.S., CA
Shane Murphy, LHP, Hamilton H.S., Chandler, AZ
Josh Emerson, RHP, Calvary Christian H.S., Clearwater, FL
Noah Hall, RHP, Providence H.S., Charlotte, NC
Jack Brinley, RHP, Georgetown H.S., TX
Grant Wood, RHP, Georgetown H.S., TX
Kale Davis, RHP, Westmoore H.S., OK
Cameron Repetti, RHP, Cypress H.S., CA
Jack Walker, RHP, Barbe H.S., Lake Charles, LA
JD Callahan, RHP, West Ranch H.S., Stevenson Ranch, CA
Kevin Heinrich, RHP, Stoneman Douglas H.S., Parkland, FL
Jake Garland, RHP, Jupiter H.S., FL

Catchers

Jack Bulger, DeMatha H.S., Hyattsville, MD
Kyle Smith, New Hanover H.S., Wilmington, NC
Parker Landwehr, Calvert Hall College H.S., Baltimore, MD
Michael Carpentier, Yucaipa H.S., CA
Drew Romo, The Woodlands H.S., TX

Infielders

Jeffrey David, 3B, Georgetown H.S., TX
Justin Richards, SS/2B, Sallisaw H.S., OK
Max Anderson, SS/2B, Millard West H.S., Omaha, NE
Jace Jung, SS/2B, MacArthur H.S., San Antonio, TX
Hunter Fitz-Gerald, 3B/1B, Stoneman Douglas H.S., Parkland, FL
Blake Marsh, 1B, Trinity Christian Academy, Addison, TX
Michael Curialle, SS, JSerra Catholic H.S., San Juan Capistrano, CA
Xavier Carter, 1B, Capital Christian H.S., Sacramento, CA
Cooper Beck, 2B/SS, Cullman H.S., AL
Stephen Hrustich, 1B, Parkview H.S., Lilburn, GA
Ryan Galanie, 3B/SS, Archbishop Moeller H.S., Cincinnati, OH
Benji Brokemond, SS, Brother Rice H.S., Chicago, IL
Matt Schark, 3B/1B, Francis Howell H.S., St. Charles, MO
Tyler Nelson, SS, Andrean H.S., Merrillville, IN
Grant Magill, Mountain Vista H.S., Highlands Ranch, CO

Outfielders

Tucker Flint, Bishop Hendricken H.S., Warwick, RI
Jared Campbell, Nova H.S., Davie, FL
Makenzie Pate, Parkview H.S., Lilburn, GA
Pete Crow-Armstrong, Harvard-Westlake H.S., Studio City, CA
Miller Ladusau, Rockwall-Heath H.S., Heath, TX
Houston King, Cabot H.S., AR

Multi-Position Players

Brooks Gorman, RHP/3B, Tattnall Square Academy, Macon, GA
Brady Davis, LHP/1B/OF, Hamilton H.S., MS.
Nathan Stahl, 3B/RHP, Walsh Jesuit H.S., Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Robert Hassell III, OF/LHP, Independence H.S., Thompson’s Station, TN
Ethan Hoopingerner, RHP/OF, Aliso Niguel H.S., Aliso Viejo, CA
Sam Ireland, RHP/1B, Mountain Vista H.S., Highlands Ranch, CO
Brody Drost, OF/LHP, Barbe H.S., Lake Charles, LA
Dillon Carter, OF/RHP, Argyle H.S., TX
Ben Schoneman, RHP/2B, La Cueva H.S., Albuquerque, NM
Colin Ahearn, LHP/OF, Baylor School, Chattanooga, TN
Drew Gilbert, LHP/OF, Stillwater Area H.S., Stillwater, MN
Cy Nielson, LHP/OF, Spanish Fork H.S., UT
Seth Tomczak, RHP/OF, Argonaut H.S., Jackson, CA
Peyton Lejeune, SS/RHP, Teurlings Catholic H.S., Lafayette, LA
Justin Campbell, RHP/1B, Simi Valley H.S., CA
Colton Keith, RHP/INF, Biloxi H.S., MS

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Collegiate Baseball is your source for current information on each of college baseball’s major tournaments. Click on any of the links below for information on these championships: NCAA Div. 1 Championship M• College World Series Scores M• Super Regional, Regional Scores M• 8 Super Regional Hosts Named M• 64-Team Bracket M• Top 16 National Seeds […]

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NCAA Div. 1 Championship
M College World Series Scores
MSuper Regional, Regional Scores
M8 Super Regional Hosts Named

M64-Team Bracket
MTop 16 National Seeds
MOfficial Announcement By NCAA
MAutomatic Qualifiers & At-Large Bids
MNCAA Press Conference Q&A
M16 Regional Sites Announced

NCAA Div. 2 Championship

NCAA Div. 3 Championship

NAIA Championship

NJCAA Div. 1 Championship

NJCAA Div. 2 Championship

NJCAA Div. 3 Championship

California C.C. Championship

Northwest J.C. Championship

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Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-Americans http://baseballnews.com/collegiate-baseball-freshmen-all-americans/ Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:00:28 +0000 http://baseballnews.com/?p=13638

The 2019 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team, powered by Diamond, features a wealth of baseball talent. The squad is headed by Collegiate Baseball’s National Co-Freshmen Players of The Year OF Ethan Wilson (South Alabama), DH Aaron Sabato (North Carolina) and Freshman Co-Pitchers of the Year Tyler Thornton (St. Mary’s) and JT Ginn (Mississippi St.). Starting […]

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The 2019 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team, powered by Diamond, features a wealth of baseball talent.

The squad is headed by Collegiate Baseball’s National Co-Freshmen Players of The Year OF Ethan Wilson (South Alabama), DH Aaron Sabato (North Carolina) and Freshman Co-Pitchers of the Year Tyler Thornton (St. Mary’s) and JT Ginn (Mississippi St.).

Starting Pitchers

RHP Tyler Thornton, St. Mary’s: Collegiate Baseball’s Co-National Freshman Pitcher of The Year was also the West Coast Conference Freshman of The Year. He posted a 10-2 record, 2.71 ERA and struck out 94 batters with 27 walks over 76 1/3 innings. Two of his best outings this season included 12 strikeouts against California over 7 innings and a dozen strikeouts against Loyola Marymount over 8 frames.

RHP JT Ginn, Mississippi St.: Collegiate Baseball’s Co-National Freshman Pitcher of The Year was also Freshman of The Year in the SEC. Ginn struck out 103 batters with only 18 walks over 80 1/3 innings. He posted an 8-4 record and 3.36 ERA. One of his best outings was against Florida as he struck out 11 Gators over 6 1/3 innings.

LHP Hayes Heinecke, Wofford: A second team pick in the Southern Conference and Freshman of The Year in the league, Heinecke posted a 10-2 record, 2.65 ERA and fanned 84 batters with 15 walks over 88 1/3 innings.

LHP Doug Nikhazy, Mississippi: A member of the All-Freshmen Team in the Southeastern Conference, Nikhazy was 8-3 with a 2.98 ERA and fanned 78 batters with 32 walks over 84 2/3 innings.

RHP Alex Williams, Stanford: Williams had a 7-1 record, 2.48 ERA and struck out 35 batters with 6 walks over 54 1/3 innings.

LHP Rodney Boone, U.C. Santa Barbara: A second team Big West Conference selection and Freshman Pitcher of The Year in the league, Boone was 8-0 with a 2.78 ERA as he struck out 80 batters with 29 walks over 81 innings.

LHP Jeremy Rivera, Alabama St.: Rivera posted a 7-4 record, 2 saves, 4.93 ERA and struck out 60 batters with 24 walks over 65 2/3 innings.

LHP Noah Cameron, Central Arkansas: A second team Southland Conference pick, Cameron was 6-2 over the past season with a 2.95 ERA. He fanned 91 batters with 19 walks over 94 2/3 innings.

LHP Ryan Chasse, Campbell: A first team Big South pick and Freshman of The Year in the league, Chasse was 7-2 with a 2.66 ERA and fanned 57 batters with 27 walks over 74 1/3 innings.

RHP Jesse Bergin, UCLA: Bergin was 5-0 with a 4.09 ERA and struck out 76 batters with 25 walks over 66 innings.

RHP Nic McCay, South Dakota St.: A second team Summit League pick, he was 6-1 with a 4.08 ERA. McCay fanned 83 batters with 30 walks over 79 1/3 innings.

RHP Sam Bachman, Miami (OH): A first team Mid-American Conference pick and Freshman Pitcher of The Year in the league, Bachman was 7-1 with a 3.93 ERA as he struck out 75 batters with 39 walks over 75 2/3 innings.

LHP Jordan Wicks, Kansas St.: A second team Big 12 choice and Freshman of The Year in the league, Wicks was 6-3 with a 3.61 ERA and fanned 86 batters with 26 walks over 84 2/3 innings.

RHP Even Chenier, Virginia Commonwealth: A member of the All-Rookie team in the Atlantic 10, Chenier was 6-0 with a 3.56 ERA and struck out 28 batters with 12 walks over 43 innings.

RHP Pierson Ohl, Grand Canyon: Named Freshman Player of The Year in the Western Athletic Conference, Ohl was 7-5 with a 3.45 ERA, 66 strikeouts and 19 walks over 91 1/3 innings.

RHP Ryan Miller, N.C. Central: Named Rookie of The Year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, Miller posted a 6-4 record, 3.15 ERA and struck out 73 batters with 13 walks over 71 1/3 innings.

RHP Slade Cecconi, Miami (FL): Cecconi struck out 83 batters with 18 walks over 73 innings and posted a 5-3 record and 4.19 ERA.

LHP Max Loven, North Dakota St.: A first team Summit League pick and Newcomer of The Year in the league, Loven struck out 75 batters with 15 walks over 88 2/3 innings and posted a 4-2 record and 2.74 ERA in 13 appearances.

LHP Daniel Paret, Stetson: A second team Atlantic Sun selection and Freshman of The Year in the league, Paret struck out 102 batters with 47 walks over 94 2/3 innings. He posted a 5-4 record and 3.61 ERA over 19 appearances.

RHP Kumar Rocker, Vanderbilt: A member of the SEC All-Freshmen Team, Rocker had an 8-5 record, 4.14 ERA and struck out 70 batters with 16 walks over 71 2/3 innings.

RHP Ben Abram, Oklahoma: Chosen to the Big-12 All-Freshmen Team, Abram was 6-4 with a 4.24 ERA and struck out 52 batters with 16 walks over 63 2/3 innings in 15 appearances.

Relief Pitchers/Closers

Michael McGreevy, U.C. Santa Barbara: A first team Big West selection, McGreevy was 5-1 with 6 saves and a 2.01 ERA. He fanned 51 batters with 13 walks over 58 1/3 innings in 28 appearances.

Clayton Beeter, Texas Tech.: A second team Big-12 pick and a member of the All-Freshmen team in the league, Beeter posted 8 saves with a 2.79 ERA over 19 appearances and struck out 38 with 18 walks.

Lane Flamm, Xavier: A second team Big East pick, Flamm posted 8 saves with a 2.68 ERA as he struck out 47 batters with 23 walks in 25 appearances.

Brett Kerry, South Carolina: A member of the All-Freshmen team in the SEC, Kerry posted a 4-1 record, 7 saves and 2.62 ERA. He fanned 65 batters with 13 walks over 58 1/3 innings.

Reid McLaughlin, Brigham Young: An All-Freshmen West Coast pick, McLaughlin was 7-1 with 4 saves over 25 appearances as he struck out 46 with 11 walks.

Danny Garcia, Stetson: A member of the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen squad, he was 5-1 with 2 saves and a 1.22 ERA over 28 appearances. He struck out 32 batters with 18 walks over 59 innings.

Willie Weiss, Michigan: Weiss was a member of the Big Ten All-Freshmen team as he posted 9 saves and a 2.97 ERA over 23 appearances. He struck out 47 batters with 29 walks.

Nathan Price, Air Force: Price was 6-3 with 5 saves and a 2.59 ERA as he struck out 32 batters with 18 walks over 62 2/3 innings.

RJ Petit, Charleston Southern: A first team Big South selection, he was 4-0 with 5 saves and a 2.45 ERA over 20 appearances. He struck out 50 batters with 20 walks.

Catchers

C/1B Austin Wells, Arizona: The Pac-12 Freshman Player of The Year hit .353 with 15 doubles, 7 triples, 5 homers and 60 RBI over 56 games. He also was 6-for-6 in stolen bases.

Taylor Smith, Incarnate Word: A second team Southland Conference pick, Freshman of The Year in the league and also a member of the Southland All-Defensive team, Smith hit .322 with 13 doubles, 16 homers and 57 RBI.

Tatem Levins, La Salle: The Co-Rookie of The Year in the Atlantic-10, Levins hit .321 with 17 doubles, 9 homers and 50 RBI.

First Basemen

Sonny DiChiara, Samford: A first team Southern Conference pick and a member of the All-Freshmen team in the league, DiChiara hit .293 with 21 homers, 7 doubles and 55 RBI.

Maxwell Costes, Maryland: A first team Big Ten selection and Freshman of The Year in the league, Costes hit .266 with 15 homers, 15 doubles and 49 RBI.

Angelo DiSpigna, Mercer: A member of the All-Freshmen Team in the Southern Conference, DiSpigna hit .289 with 13 homers, 11 doubles and 43 RBI.

Salvatore Monticciolo, Fairleigh Dickinson: The reigning Rookoe of The Year in the Northeast Conference, Monticciolo hit .305 with 13 homers, 11 doubles and 46 RBI.

Joseph Carpenter, Delaware: The Rookie of The Year in the Colonial, Carpenter hit .300 with 10 doubles, 4 triples, 5 homers and 37 RBI.

Drew Beazley, South Dakota St.: A second team Summit League pick, Beazley hit .275 with 11 doubles, 4 homers and 21 RBI.

Zach Stevens, Navy: A second team Patriot League selection, Stevens hit .319 with 11 doubles, 3 triples, 5 homers and 28 RBI.

Jaden Fein, San Diego St.: Named Co-Freshman of The Year in the Mountain West, he hit .293 with 11 doubles, 4 homers, 2 triples and 20 RBI over 47 games.

Second Basemen

Cody Morissette, Boston College: A second team Atlantic Coast Conference pick, Morissette hit .320 with 20 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers and 41 RBI. He also was 8-for-11 in stolen bases.

Nic Kent, Virginia: A first team Atlantic Coast Conference selection and a member of the All-Freshmen team in the league, he hit .337 with 9 doubles, 3 triples, 3 homers and 42 RBI. He also swiped 17 of 21 bases.

Edarian Williams, Nevada-Las Vegas: Named Co-Freshman of The Year in the Mountain West, Williams hit .342 with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 1 homer and 36 RBI.

Tyler Black, Wright St.: A first team Horizon League pick and Freshman of The Year in the league, he hit .353 with 11 doubles, 5 triples, 7 homers and 41 RBI. He also was 8-for-11 in stolen bases.

Noah Levin, George Washington: The Co-Rookie of The Year in the Atlantic-10, Levin hit .305 with 11 doubles, 2 triples, 4 homers and 43 RBI.

Nate Brodsky, Fairleigh Dickinson: A first team Northeast Conference selection, he hit .318 with 12 doubles, 2 triples, 6 homers and 29 RBI.

Luke Drumheller, Appalachian St.: Drumheller led the team with a .337 batting average as he hit 15 doubles, 2 homers and 37 RBI.

Third Basemen

Alex Binelas, Louisville: A second team ACC pick and a member of the All-Freshman team in the league, he hit .315 with 13 homers, 12 doubles, 4 triples and 52 RBI.

Antonio Valdez, Incarnate Word: A second team Southland Conference selection, he hit .302 with 14 doubles, 6 triples, 4 homers and 31 RBI. He also was 10-for-11 in stolen bases.

John Dempsey, Wofford: A second team Southern Conference pick and a member of the All-Freshmen team in the league, Dempsey hit .324 with 22 doubles, 2 triples, 7 homers and 41 RBI.

Jack Housinger, Xavier: A second team Big East selection, Housinger hit .275 with 12 doubles and 21 RBI. He also was 5-for-8 in stolen bases.

Mason LaPlante, Yale: A second team Ivy league pick, LaPlante stole 28 of 30 bases and hit 9 doubles with 29 runs scored and 18 RBI.

Shortstops

Justin Johnson, Lafayette: A first team Patriot League pick and Rookie of The Year in the league, Johnson hit .284 with 16 doubles, 2 homers and 18 RBI. He swiped 9 of 12 bases.

Danny Serretti, North Carolina: A member of the All-Freshmen team in the ACC, Serretti hit .297 with 18 doubles, 1 triple, 3 homers and 43 RBI.

Josh Hood, Pennsylvania: A first team Ivy League pick and Rookie of The Year in the league, Hood hit .331 with 13 doubles, 4 triples, 8 homers and 42 RBI.

Zach Dezenzo, Ohio St.: A member of the Big Ten All-Freshmen Team, Dezenzo hit .251 with 9 homers, 9 doubles and 34 RBI.

Outfielders

Ethan Wilson, South Alabama: Collegiate Baseball’s Co-National Freshman Player of The Year, Wilson also was named Player of The Year in the Sun Belt and Freshman of The Year in the league. He hit .345 with 17 homers, 16 doubles and 51 RBI with 59 runs scored.

Andy Garriola, Old Dominion: A first team Conference USA pick and Freshman of The Year in the league, Garriola hit .328 with 19 doubles, 10 homers and 62 RBI.

Colton Cowser, Sam Houston St.: Cowser hit .361 with 17 doubles, 7 triples, 7 homers and 54 RBI. He also was 9-for-9 in stolen bases.

Hunter Goodman, Memphis: A first team American Athletic Conference pick and Newcomer Position Player of The Year in the league, Goodman hit .326 with 16 doubles, 13 homers and 67 RBI. He also swiped 11 of 12 bases.

Hudson Haskin, Tulane: A first team American Athletic Conference selection, Haskin hit .372 with 19 doubles, 10 homers, 4 triples and 52 RBI.

Logan Cerny, Troy: Cerny hit .267 with 12 doubles, 9 homers, 4 triples and 42 RBI. He also swiped 13 of 16 bases.

Garrett Spain, Austin Peay: A second team Ohio Valley Conference pick and Freshman of The Year in the league, Spain hit .333 with 8 doubles, 7 homers, 4 triples and 52 RBI over 56 games.

Sal Frelick, Boston College: A second team ACC choice and a member of the All-Freshmen Team in the league, Frelick hit .367 with 8 doubles, 4 homers and 32 RBI. He also stole 18 of 21 bases over 39 games.

Robby Martin, Florida St.: A member of the All-Freshmen Team in the ACC, Martin hit .342 with 17 doubles, 4 homers and 51 RBI.

Grant Emme, Eastern Illinois: A member of the All-Freshmen Team in the Ohio Valley, he hit .349 with 12 doubles, 4 homers and 30 RBI. He also swiped 14 of 17 bases.

Mitchell Hartigan, Florida Atlantic: A member of the All-Freshmen Team in Conference USA, he hit .326 with 14 doubles, 6 homers and 33 RBI.

Scotty Scott, Hawaii: Named Freshman of The Year in the Big West, Scott hit .291 with 6 doubles, 4 triples, 36 runs scored and 20 RBI. He also swiped 6 of 10 bases

Grant Richardson, Indiana: A member of the All-Freshmen team in the Big Ten, Richardson hit .256 with 9 homers, 8 doubles and 34 RBI.

Justin Kirby, Kent St.: Named Freshman of The Year in the Mid-American Conference, Kirby hit .313 with 14 doubles, 9 homers and 30 RBI. He also swiped 9 of 11 bases.

Dakota Kotowski, Missouri St.: A first team Missouri Valley Conference pick and Freshman of The Year in the league, Kotowski hit .288 with 12 homers, 4 doubles and 29 RBI.

Nick Cimillo, Manhattan: A first team Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selection and Rookie of The Year in the league, he hit .350 with 12 doubles, 7 homers and 36 RBI.

Tyler McDonough, N.C. State: A second team ACC pick and member of the All-Freshmen Team in the league, McDonough hit .325 with 14 doubles, 5 homers and 47 RBI. He also stole 10 of 12 bases.

Chad Castillo, California Baptist: A Western Athletic Conference second team selection, he hit .335 with 8 doubles, 3 triples, 1 homer, 32 runs and 27 RBI.

Designated Hitters

Aaron Sabato, North Carolina: Collegiate Baseball’s Co-National Freshman Player of The Year was also a first team ACC pick and Freshman of The Year in the league. Sabato hit .338 with 23 doubles, 14 homers and 56 RBI.

Adrian Del Castillo, Miami (FL): A second team ACC selection, Del Castillo hit .329 with 20 doubles, 9 homers and 65 RBI.

John Dyer, Tennessee Tech.: A first team Ohio Valley pick and member of the All-Freshmen Team in the league, Dyer hit .330 with 13 doubles, 11 homers and 54 RBI.

Dayton Dooney, Arizona: Dooney hit .323 with 14 doubles, 10 homers, 53 RBI and scored 43 runs in 161 at-bats for the Wildcats.

Ryan Hampe, Illinois-Chicago: A first team Horizon League selection and member of the All-Freshmen Team, he hit .351 with 14 doubles, 5 homers and 48 RBI.

Noah Ledford, Georgia Southern: Ledford hit .291 with 11 homers, 10 doubles, 29 runs and 44 RBI.

Kevin Graham, Mississippi: Graham hit .255 with 10 homers, 7 doubles and 34 RBI in 141 at-bats.

Multiple Position Athletes

Davis Sharpe, Clemson: A second team ACC pick, Sharpe posted a 7-4 record, 3.20 ERA and struck out 84 batters with 33 walks over 84 1/3 innings. As a batter, he hit .264 with 4 doubles, 3 homers and 18 RBI.

Isaac Coffey, Oral Roberts: A first team Summit League pick, Coffey hit .292 with 11 doubles, 6 homers and 32 RBI. As a pitcher, he was 3-2 with a 3.82 ERA over 14 appearances and struck out 56 batters with 17 walks.

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