Four schools list two players apiece among the honorees
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lubbock Christian (TX) University, 2009 national champions, has landed two players on the 2010 NAIA Baseball Preseason All-America Team, the NAIA announced Friday. Three other schools list two players apiece among the honorees, including Lewis-Clark State (ID), LSU-Shreveport and Saint Xavier (IL).
All 2010 Preseason All-Americans garnered postseason 2009 All-America honors. Ross Blondin of Lubbock Christian, Andrew Brouillette of LSU-Shreveport, Brice Cutspec of Azusa Pacific (CA), Tim Dunn of Trevecca Nazarene (TN), Jayson Koehn of Saint Xavier, Jono Waugh of Southern Polytechnic State (GA) and Justin Zinkovich of Embry-Riddle (FL) were all mentioned on the 2009 All-America First Team. Three other standouts were named to the All-America Second Team while seven players were All-America Honorable Mention picks.
CHICAGO – Following a 1-0 complete game victory Wednesday afternoon against Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.), Saint Xavier University junior lefthander Jayson Koehn (Beecher, Ill./Beecher) continued to shrink what is already collegiate baseball’s lowest earned run average (ERA). Koehn currently posts an unbelievable 0.30 ERA (two earned runs) over 60.0 innings and nine starts and has been rewarded with a perfect 9-0 win-loss record with seven complete games and five shutout victories. Currently, he owns the lowest earned run average of any pitcher at any four-year college in any of the four divisions of college baseball, including all three NCAA divisions. Through April 26, the NCAA’s individual leader for ERA was Gabriel Duran, a sophomore pitcher at NCAA Division II Dowling College (N.Y.). Duran has a 0.59 ERA having pitched 61.0 innings over nine appearances with four earned runs. Continue reading →