We continue the list today with number 60 in our countdown with St. Mary’s sophomore infielder Troy Channing. He is from Pleasanton California where he attended Foothill High School where he picked up four letters. He had a monster senior season which saw him hit .475 going 29-for-61, knocking in 25 runs and scoring 28 runs. In his 29 hits, he had 16 which went for extra bases with five doubles, four triples and seven homers. He was named First Team All-East Bay, First Team All-League, and team MVP after that monster season. The Seattle Mariners selected him in the 40th round but he decided to continue his baseball career with St. Mary’s.
Channing had a solid freshman season in 2009 as he had a .379 batting average with 20 homers and 79 RBI. He finished the season with a slugging percentage of .723 while having an on base percentage of .463. He did struggle in the field as he made nine errors for a fielding percentage of .921. He was named to multiple Freshman All-American teams including Baseball America First Team All-Freshman All-America selection, Second Team All-American by Baseball America, 2009 Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA Freshman All-American Team, the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team, and the All-Ping Freshman Team. He also was a semi-finalist for the Dick Howser Award.
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