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2012 NCBWA Freshmen All-American Team Released

FROM NCBWA RELEASE
LYNCHBURG, VA. (NCBWA) – A total of 32 standout freshmen college baseball players from every part of the country are featured on the 2012 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced today.

The 2012 NCBWA Freshman All-American Team features players from 19 conferences and eight conference championship teams. The two All-American squads are also made up of 14 conference “Rookie of the Year” winners. In addition, two conference “Pitcher of the Year” and 22 all-conference honorees were named to the team.

Four programs placed two players each on the two teams, while 24 schools placed at least one player on the teams. NC State produced two players on the first team, while Kentucky, College World Series participant Stony Brook and UC Santa Barbara also each placed two players on the teams.

The ACC had three players selected to the first team, while the Mountain West and SEC placed two players apiece on the first team. The ACC placed five members on the first and second teams combined, with the SEC and CAA having three selections apiece on the teams.

The 2012 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 12.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit the association’s official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

For more information, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro (304-293-2821, [email protected]) or Ryan Bomberger (434-582-2292, [email protected]).

NCBWA 2012 Freshman All-America Team

First Team
Pos. Name, School Avg. G AB R H 2B-3B-HR RBIs BB SO SB/SBA
C Chase Griffin, Georgia Southern .320 55 197 35 63 10-1-10 42 22 49 2/2
1B Michael Katz, William & Mary .316 55 212 42 67 10-0-10 58 22 52 11/14
2B Pat Kelly, Nebraska .313 45 163 27 51 6-2-8 37 6 24 5/5
3B Trea Turner, NC State .336 63 259 72 87 13-2-5 43 41 38 57/61
SS Andrew Daniel, San Diego .339 56 230 37 78 18-2-4 45 16 49 3/6
OF Michael Conforto, Oregon State .349 58 218 45 76 14-1-13 76 24 37 1-2
OF Rhys Hoskins, Sacramento State .353 56 215 44 76 16-0-10 53 20 46 1-4
OF Ryan Padilla, New Mexico .353 56 221 49 78 19-2-5 49 20 37 4-8
DH Kevin Krause, Stony Brook .335 59 203 38 68 12-0-3 40 25 30 6-8
UT A.J. Reed, Kentucky .300 55 200 29 60 9-0-4 43 24 51 0-1
5-3, 2.52 ERA, 53.2 IP, 16 App, 5 GS, 54 H, 17 R, 15 ER, 9 BB, 51 K

Pos. Name School W-L ERA APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
SP Mike Compton, Florida State 11-2 2.86 17 17 0 0 85.0 83 33 27 26 60
SP Preston Morrison, TCU 9-2 2.08 22 11 1 1 112.2 88 29 26 12 72
SP Carlos Rodon, NC State 9-0 1.57 17 16 2 0 114.2 71 29 20 41 135
RP Tyler Burgess, Missouri State 5-2 2.08 26 0 0 11 39.0 21 12 9 17 31
RP Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State 2-1 0.32 24 0 0 9 28.1 17 2 1 5 30
RP Kellen Urbon, Cornell 3-1 0.47 22 0 0 9 38.1 23 6 2 13 21

Second Team
Pos. Name, School Avg. G AB R H 2B-3B-HR RBIs BB SO SB/SBA
C Mark Zagunis, Virginia Tech .344 49 189 35 65 13-2-5 34 21 25 17/22
1B Alex Close, Liberty .304 52 207 36 63 8-2-14 47 13 36 3/4
2B Jason Volser, Northeastern .312 51 199 33 62 15-3-6 43 11 19 2/3
3B Jose Trevino, Oral Roberts .317 63 246 44 78 18-3-13 57 17 34 3/3
SS Cole Peragine, Stony Brook .314 64 207 42 65 11-6-0 39 21 19 8/10
OF Austin Cuisino, Kentucky .319 62 260 61 83 20-2-9 41 26 39 15/16
OF Derek Fisher, Virginia .288 56 219 44 63 11-8-7 50 22 61 4/9
OF Matt Honchel, Miami (OH) .395 59 233 43 92 7-2-0 26 15 13 10/20
DH Corey Dick, UNC Wilmington .302 58 179 28 54 11-1-8 35 24 45 0/1
UT Greg Mahle, UC Santa Barbara .347 54 190 26 66 6-0-0 35 21 14 0/5
3-4, 3.38 ERA, 46.1 IP, 19 App, 3 GS, 4 SV, 39 H, 21 R, 20 ER, 18 BB, 45 K

Pos. Name School W-L ERA APP GS CG SV IP H R ER BB SO
SP Brenton Moss, North Carolina 7-2 1.94 17 16 0 0 79.0 65 25 17 23 83
SP Jared Ruxer, Louisville 8-3 3.38 16 14 0 0 77.1 78 32 29 15 32
SP Andrew Vasquez, UC Santa Barbara 6-3 1.93 13 12 0 0 88.2 58 31 19 63 104
RP David Berg, UCLA 5-3 1.58 47 0 0 1 68.1 41 14 12 16 61
RP Bradley Roney, Southern Miss 2-1 2.42 20 0 0 11 26.0 18 7 7 14 26
RP Chad Sobotka, USC Upstate 3-0 1.72 25 0 0 12 31.1 21 7 6 16 34

*- Statistics for games played through June 10