2008 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-Americans Teams

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A total of 34 standout freshman college baseball players from every part of the country are featured on the inaugural Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced today.

The 2008 Pro-Line Athletic NCBWA Freshman All-American Team is comprised from 15 conferences and seven conference championship teams. The two All-American squads are also made up of 11 conference “Rookie of the Year” winners.

Auburn placed the most players on the first team with two, while Florida State placed the most on the overall team with three. Conference USA, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Southeastern Conference placed three players on the first team. The ACC had nine members on the first and second teams, Conference USA and the SEC each had four selections.

The 2008 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 10.

Pro-Line Athletic is in its fourth year as a sponsor of the NCBWA. It produces and distributes plaques for National Hitter and Pitchers of the Week during the regular season and extends its award production to include plaques for each member of the Pro-Line/NCBWA All-American team.

During the Summer of 2006 Pro-Line launched into the custom game clothing business with all products being manufactured in its facility in Fort Worth, Texas. As a part of this transition, the company re-branded from Pro-Line Cap Company to become Pro-Line Athletic…a full line athletic apparel company offering American Made headwear, workout gear and uniforms.

Pro-Line Athletic / NCBWA 2008 Freshman All-America Team

First Team

Pos. Name, School Class BA G AB R H 2B-3B-HR RBIs

C Rafael Neda, New Mexico Fr. .323 50 198 40 64 17-3-6 45

1B Hunter Morris, Auburn Fr. .351 54 211 42 74 15-2-11 49

2B Jedd Gyorko, West Virginia Fr. .409 56 232 62 95 17-3-8 63

3B Rob Segedin, Tulane Fr. .322 62 233 37 75 18-1-6 59

SS Derek Dietrich, Georgia Tech Fr. .332 62 238 53 79 16-2-14 66

DH/UT Bryce Brentz, Middle Tenn. St. Fr. .329 55 210 49 68 14-2-18 68

1-0, 2.20 ERA, 7G, 28.2IP, 18H, 11BB, 23K, 1 SV

OF Kentrail Davis, Tennessee Fr. .330 54 206 45 68 7-3-13 44

OF Brian Fletcher, Auburn Fr. .324 54 185 42 60 17-3-10 42

OF Ryan Lockwood, USF Fr. .415 47 193 44 80 15-2-0 37

OF Michael Choice, Texas-Arlington Fr. .376 50 197 39 74 9-3-7 51

Pos. Name School Cl. W-L ERA G IP H BB SO SV

SP Chris Hernandez, Miami-Florida Fr. 11-0 2.55 15 99.0 81 15 105 0

SP Shane Davis, Canisius Fr. 12-1 2.42 13 89.1 89 24 47 0

SP Seth Maness, East Carolina Fr. 9-2 3.57 16 98.1 99 20 81 0

SP Chance Ruffin, Texas Fr. 8-3 1.96 23 78.0 54 24 82 3

RP Kevin Rhoderick, Oregon State Fr. 0-1 2.39 20 26.1 11 20 32 12

RP Chase Dempsay, Houston Fr. 8-3 2.53 33 64.0 47 19 49 11

RP Colin Bates, North Carolina Fr. 6-1 2.28 24 51.1 39 15 53 0

Second Team

Pos. Name, School Class BA G AB R H 2B-3B-HR RBIs

C Cameron Rupp, Texas Fr. .309 54 194 34 60 17-2-4 32

1B Jerrud Sabourin, Indiana Fr. .383 60 230 33 88 14-1-5 53

2B Scott Woodward, Coastal Carolina Fr. .368 62 220 81 81 15-1-7 45

(35 SB)

3B Stuart Tapley, Florida State Fr. .397 53 174 50 69 14-1-7 35

SS Rick Hague, Rice Fr. .347 58 225 40 78 19-2-8 52

DH/UT Mike McGee, Florida State Fr. .338 53 145 29 49 8-3-5 32

7-1, 4.04, 12G, 55.2IP, 50H, 24BB, 33K, 0SV

OF Jake Williams, Wofford Fr. .348 53 181 39 63 14-2-10 37

OF Dan Grovatt, Virginia Fr. .324 58 210 41 68 22-1-3 46

OF Nick Cox, Columbia Fr. .355 46 200 46 71 13-5-1 21

(26 SB)

OF Tyler Holt, Florida State Fr. .330 63 230 79 76 10-2-3 40


Pos. Name School Cl. W-L ERA G IP H BB SO SV

SP Matt Harvey, North Carolina Fr. 7-2 2.52 17 60.2 46 44 74 0

SP Deck McGuire, Georgia Tech Fr. 8-1 3.46 17 78.0 70 32 70 0

SP Bryan Morgado, Tennessee Fr. 5-5 4.59 14 80.1 70 37 104 0

SP Turner Phelps, James Madison Fr. 8-0 3.87 21 76.2 62 45 86 1

RP Thomas Girdwood, Elon Fr. 5-2 4.15 29 26.0 24 19 31 10

RP Cody Martin, Gonzaga Fr. 4-1 2.80 26 54.2 50 14 51 9

RP Thain Simon, Santa Clara Fr. 9-2 2.59 20 62.2 61 24 71 2