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College : : Story
PG Freshman All-Americans
Kendall Rogers        
Published: Monday, July 08, 2013


LSU shortstop Alex Bregman and Cal State Fullerton right-handed pitcher Justin Garza are a step above the rest, but college baseball was filled with plenty of talented freshmen during the 2013 college baseball season.


Bregman and Garza headline an outstanding list of 2013 Perfect Game College Freshman All-Americans, the two teams listed below.


Bregman entered his freshman campaign with high hopes, and certainly didn’t disappoint. He showed good range at shortstop, stable skills and a strong arm from a defensive standpoint, and had a good, consistent, bat with good power. Though Bregman didn’t shine at the College World Series, he undoubtedly was a huge reason why the Tigers experienced so much success this past spring.


Much like Bregman, Garza, albeit in a different way, shined in his debut campaign for the Titans. Joined in the weekend rotation by outstanding right-handed pitcher Thomas Eshelman, Garza earned a reputation as a hard-nosed pitcher with elite stuff.


Coaches called Garza a “knife-fighter type” of pitcher, and his attitude and stuff backed that up throughout the spring. Garza, in addition to the great numbers he compiled, had a fastball in the 90-94 range, along with a good crop of secondary pitches, including a good 80-82 changeup.


Without further ado, our Freshman All-America teams:

 

Perfect Game Freshman Player of the Year: SS Alex Bregman, LSU

Perfect Game Freshman Pitcher of the Year: RHP Justin Garza, Cal State Fullerton



FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

Pos.

Name

AVG

AB

SLG

OBP

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

C Mitch Ghelfi, UW-Milwaukee
.322 146 .473 .380 47 18 3 19 14 20 6
1B Patrick Mazeika, Stetson .382 212 .495 .488 81 38 3 33 32 19 1
2B Ian Happ, Cincinnati .322 205 .483 .451 66 41 6 36 47 32 25
SS Alex Bregman, LSU .369 282 .546 .417 104 59 6 52 24 25 16
3B Xavier Turner, Vanderbilt .324 219 .370 .387 71 40 0 36 19 22 22
OF Skye Bolt, North Carolina .321 212 .491 .418 68 48 6 51 32 28 10
OF D.J. Stewart, Florida State .398 231 .576 .453 92 43 6 53 22 26 16
OF Joe McCarthy, Virginia .336 223 .453 .469 75 48 4 51 54 32 11
DH Landon Lassiter, North Carolina .358 257 .447 .491 92 75 1 28 53 44 8
UT Jacob Cronenworth, Michigan .320 203 .429 .386 65 33 2 41 22 21 12


1.93 ERA 15 G 7 SV 24 SO 23.1 IP .261 AVG




Pos.

Name

W L ERA G CG SV  IP HR BB SO AVG
SP Justin Garza, CS Fullerton 12 0 2.03 17 0 0 115 3 17 95 .205
SP Thomas Eshelman, CS Fullerton 12 3 1.48 17 2 0 115.2 1 83 3 .204
SP Andrew Moore, Oregon State 14 2 1.79 19 3 1 131 4 28 72 .207
SP Cole Irvin, Oregon 12 3 2.48 16 4 0 116 5 22 60 .248
RP Trent Thornton, North Carolina 12 1 1.37 29 0 8 91.2 3 19 81 .204





SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICANS


Pos.

Name

AVG

AB

SLG

OBP

H

R

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

C Anthony Hermelyn, Oklahoma  .275 178 .309 .356 49 18 0 26 23 29 2
1B Carl Wise, College of Charleston .321 137 .606 .453 44 32 10 30 23 25 3
2B Max Schrock, South Carolina .282 277 .419 .381 64 40 6 39 36 23 14
SS Blake Trahan, Louisiana-Lafayette
.319 213 .423 .410 68 46 4 38 30 27 13
3B David Thompson, Miami (Fla.) .286 182 .462 .368 52 22 6 46 20 30 3
OF Donnie Dewees, North Florida .347 213 .535 .429 74 47 5 47 28 21 3
OF Jacob Hannemann, BYU .344 215 .553 .415 74 53 5 29 24 37 14
OF Tate Matheny, Missouri State .336 229 .459 .396 77 40 4 26 22 47 4
DH Edwin Rios, Florida International .332 217 .548 .412 72 42 9 52 26 52 2
UT Corbin Olmstead, North Florida .307 150 .373 .348 46 20 0 19 8 24 1


2.81 ERA 21 G 6 SV 44 SO 41.2 IP .275 AVG




Pos.

Name

W L ERA G CG SV  IP HR BB SO AVG
SP Kevin Duchene, Illinois 9 1 2.79 18 1 0 80.2 1 34 68 .262
SP Jimmy Herget, South Florida
6 2 1.72 15 1 0 94 1 27 60 .193
SP Matthew Crownover, Clemson 7 3 2.19 15 0 0 70 4 17 45 .249
SP Ryan Kellogg, Arizona State 11 1 3.15 16 1 0 103 3 17 54 .246
RP James Kaprielian, UCLA 0 0 1.46 29 0 2 37 0 21 50 .152





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