June 8, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ryan Bomberger
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34 first-year players honored
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DALLAS (NCBWA) – A total of 34 standout freshmen college baseball players from every part of the country are featured on the 2015 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Team, the organization announced today.

The 2015 NCBWA Freshman All-American Team features players from 18 conferences and nine conference championship teams. The two All-American squads are also made up of 12 conference “Rookie of the Year” winners. In addition, one conference “Pitcher of the Year” and 19 all-conference honorees were named to the team.

Oregon State placed three players on the squad, two on the first team and one on the second. LSU and New Mexico placed two players each on the two teams, while 30 schools placed at least one player on the team. LSU placed two players on the first team, while New Mexico placed one player on the first team and one on the second team.

The ACC had four players selected to the first team, while the SEC placed three players on the first team. The Pac-12 placed four members on the first and second teams combined, with the SEC having four selections on both teams.

The 2015 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 9.

Pos. First Team School Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
C Matt Whatley Oral Roberts 5-10 190  Fr. Claremore, Okla.
1B KJ Harrison Oregon State 6-0 200 Fr. Kailua, Hawaii
2B Kyle Davis West Virginia 6-0 195 Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio
3B Carl Stajduhar New Mexico 6-1 210 Fr. Fort Collins, Colo.
SS Jake Bivens Michigan 6-1 185 Fr. Battle Creek, Mich.
OF Reed Rohlman Clemson 6-0 210 Fr. Moore, S.C.
OF Stuart Fairchild Wake Forest 5-11 190 Fr. Seattle, Wash.
OF Keston Hiura UC Irvine 5-11 185 Fr. Valencia, Calif.
DH JJ Schwarz Florida 6-1 205 Fr. Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
UT Brendan McKay Louisville 6-2 203 Fr. Darlington, Pa.
SP Alex Lange LSU 6-3 198 Fr. Lee's Summit, Mo.
SP Brian Brown N.C. State 6-0 190 Fr. Glenmore, Pa.
SP Drew Rasmussen Oregon State 6-1 225 Fr. Spokane, Wash.
RP Jesse Stallings LSU 6-2 194 Fr. Colfax, La.
RP Joe Ingle East Carolina 6-4 164 Fr. Fayetteville, N.C.
RP Dylan Moore Louisiana 6-4 220 Fr. Hughes Springs, Texas
Second Team: C Cory Voss, New Mexico; 1B Ryan Stekl, Canisius; 1B Gabe Snyder, Wright State; 2B Kevin Merrell, South Florida; 3B Trevor Ezell, Southeast Missouri; SS Matt Reardon, Florida Gulf Coast; OF Cal Stevenson, Nevada; OF Michael Giglotti, Lipscomb; OF Ryan Brown, College of Charleston; DH Austin Edens, Samford; UT Devin Sweet, North Carolina Central; UT Sean Watkins, Loyola Marymount; SP Michael Baumann, Jacksonville; SP Chris Mathewson, Long Beach State; SP Griffin Canning, UCLA; RP Mitch Hickey, Oregon State; RP Kyle Nelson, UC Santa Barbara; RP Kyle Wright, Vanderbilt.
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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 Ryan Bomberger (434-582-2292, rbomberger@liberty.edu).