June 12, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Mike Montoro
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72 standout players honored by association
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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (NCBWA) – After two rounds of voting by the organization, 72 baseball student-athletes comprise the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s 22nd Annual All-America first, second and third All-America teams, as announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Nineteen different conferences are represented, including eight conference championships teams. The three All-America squads are also made up of seven conference players of the year, seven conference pitchers of the year winners, two defensive players of the year, one relief pitcher of the year, one newcomer of the year and 12 first-round draft picks in the recent Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

Members of this year’s team lead or are tied for the lead nationally in 25 different categories, including batting average (Nick Gonzales, New Mexico State, .432), runs (Joey Ortiz, New Mexico State, 85), runs per game ( Ortiz, 1.55), hits (Ortiz, 106), hits per game (Ortiz, 1.93), doubles (Cameron Cannon, Arizona, 56), doubles per game (Cannon, 0.52), triples (Garrett Mitchell, UCLA, 11), triples per game (Mitchell, 0.18), home runs (JJ Bleday, Vanderbilt, 26), runs batted in per game (Tristan Peterson, New Mexico State, 1.70), walks (Adley Rutschman, Oregon State, 76), walks per game (Rutschman, 1.33), on-base percentage (Rutschman, .575), total bases (Kody Hoese, Tulane, 183), slugging percentage (Jake Sanford, Western Kentucky, .805), sacrifice flies (Tristan English, Georgia Tech, 10), wins (Drake Fellows, Vanderbilt, Reid Detmers, Louisville, 12), earned run average (Chad Sykes, UNC Greensboro, 0.96), hits allowed per nine innings (Ethan Small, Mississippi State, 4.97), strikeout-to-walk-ratio (George Kirby, Elon, 17.83), walks allowed per nine innings (Kirby, 0.61), strikeouts (Detmers, 162), strikeouts per nine innings (Noah Song, Navy, 15.41) and saves (Garrett Acton, Illinois, 19).

Previous NCBWA All-America teams from 1996-2018 have featured the likes of P Stephen Strasburg of San Diego State, OF J.D. Drew of Florida State, P-DH Jason Jennings of Baylor, 1B Mark Teixeira of Georgia Tech, RHP Mark Prior of Southern California, SS Khalil Greene of Clemson, SS-2B Rickie Weeks of Southern, 3B Alex Gordon of Nebraska, P David Price of Vanderbilt, P-DH Brad Lincoln of Houston, C Buster Posey of Florida State, catcher Mike Zunino of Florida, 3B Kris Bryant of San Diego, P-1B A.J. Reed from Kentucky; OF Andrew Benintendi from Arkansas, OF Seth Beer of Clemson, UTL Brendan McKay from Louisville and Florida P Brady Singer among others.

Pos. First Team School Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
C Adley Rutschman Oregon State 6-2 216 Jr. Sherwood, Ore.
1B Andrew Vaughn California 6-0 214 Jr. Santa Rosa, Calif.
2B Cameron Cannon Arizona 5-10 196 Jr. Glendale, Ariz.
3B Kody Hoese Tulane 6-4 200 Jr. Griffith, Ind.
SS Will Wilson NC State 6-0 184 Jr. Kings Mountain, N.C.
OF JJ Bleday Vanderbilt 6-3 205 Jr. Panama City Beach, Fla.
OF Hunter Bishop Arizona State 6-5 210 Jr. Palo Alto, Calif.
OF Jake Mangum Mississippi State 6-1 179 Jr. Pearl, Miss.
OF Jake Sanford WKU 6-2 215 Jr. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
DH Bryce Ball Dallas Baptist 6-6 235 Jr. Mason City, Iowa
UT Alec Burleson East Carolina 6-2 214 So. Denver, N.C.
SP Noah Song Navy 6-4 200 Sr. Claremont, Calif.
SP Alek Manoah West Virginia 6-6 260 Jr. Miami, Fla.
SP Ethan Small Mississippi State 6-3 214 Jr. Lexington, Tenn.
SP Reid Detmers Louisville 6-2 210 So. Chatham, Ill.
SP Ryan Garcia UCLA 6-0 180 Jr. Sierra Madre, Calif.
SP Jake Agnos East Carolina 5-11 207 Jr. Haymarket, Va.
SP Garrett Acton Illinois 6-2 215 Jr. Lemont, Ill.
RP Holden Powell UCLA 6-0 180 So. Visalia, Calif.
RP Jacob Wallace UConn 6-1 190 Jr. Methuen, Mass.
RP Kyle Hill Baylor 5-11 195 Sr. Corpus Christi, Texas
RP Reeves Martin New Orleans 5-8 180 Jr. Tampa, Fla.
Second Team: C Kyle McCann, Georgia Tech, Jr.; 1B Spencer Torkelson, Arizona State, So.; 2B Nick Gonzales, New Mexico State, Jr.; 3B Josh Jung, Texas Tech, Jr.; SS Joey Ortiz, New Mexico State, Jr.; OF Harrison Freed, Butler, Jr.; OF Matt Wallner, Southern Miss, Jr.; OF Tristen Carranza, New Mexico State, Sr.; OF Chris Lanzilli, Wake Forest, So.; DH Nelson Maldonado, Florida, Sr.; UT Aaron Schunk, Georgia, Jr.; SP Isaiah Campbell, Arkansas, r-Jr.; SP Emerson Hancock, Georgia, So.; SP Jack Ralston, UCLA, r-Jr.; SP Jack Sikkema, Missouri, Jr.; SP John Doxakis, Texas A&M, Jr.; SP Nick Lodolo, TCU, Jr.; SP Drake Fellows, Vanderbilt, Jr.; RP Tyler Brown, Vanderbilt, So.; RP Aaron Oschsenbein, Eastern Kentucky, r-Jr.; RP Zach Greene, South Alabama, Sr.; RP Chad Sykes, UNC Greensboro, r-Sr.; RP Chris Clarke, USC, Jr.
Third Team: C Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian, r-Sr.; C Korey Lee, California, Jr.; 1B Tristan Peterson, New Mexico State, Sr.; 1B Cameron Warren, Texas Tech, Sr.; 2B Justin Foscue, Mississippi State, So.; 3B Austin Martin, Vanderbilt, So.; 3B Nick Quintana, Arizona, Jr.; SS Brady McConnell, Florida, So.; OF Mitchel Berryhill, Cal State Fullerton, Sr.; OF Ben Carew, Kent State, r-So.; OF Garrett Mitchell, UCLA, So.; OF Jacob Hurtubise, Army West Point, Jr.; DH Jake Wright, Coastal Carolina, r-So.; UT Tristen English, Georgia Tech, Jr.; SP Zack Thompson, Kentucky, Jr.; SP Asa Lacy, Texas A&M, So.; SP Ben Brecht, UCSB, Jr.; SP Rodney Boone, UCSB, Fr.; SP Griffin McLarty, College of Charleston, Jr.; SP George Kirby, Elon, Jr.; SP John Stankiewicz, Fordham, So.; RP JC Flowers, Florida State, Jr.; RP Matt Cronin, Arkansas, Jr.; RP Evan Brabrand, Liberty, r-Sr.; RP Jake Mulholland, Oregon State, Jr.; RP Taylor Rashi, UC Irvine, r-Sr.; RP Zach Schneider, Florida Atlantic, Sr.; RP Andrew Gross, UT-Arlington, Sr.
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For more information on the NCAA Division I All-America team, contact NCBWA Assistant Executive Director Mike Montoro of West Virginia University at 304-293-2821.

Related link:
NCBWA All-America Teams (2001-19)