Jared Prince Named To Baseball America's All-Freshman Team
June 30, 2006
PULLMAN, Wash - Washington State University freshman baseball player Jared Prince has been named to the 2006 Baseball America All-Freshman team, announced Friday by the organization.
Prince, a pitcher/outfielder from Poulsbo, Wash., becomes the first Cougar freshman to earn All-Pacific-10 Conference first team honors as he had arguably the finest freshman campaign in Cougar history. He led the conference in hitting with a .401 average, which also ranked 24th in the nation among all Division I players, and on-base percentage (.492). Prince also ranked among the Top 10 in RBIs (58, 3rd), slugging (.618, 4th), hits (83, T-4th), runs scored (50, 9th) and total bases (128, 5th).
On the mound, Prince went 6-2 with a 4.53 ERA. He began the season with 24 innings without allowing an earned run or a walk and had a 2-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Prince is one of three Pac-10 players named to the All-Freshmen teams, joining UCLA shortstop Brandon Crawford on the first team, while Arizona State designated hitter Ike Davis was a second-team selection.
The honor is the latest in a string of accomplishments for Prince, who earlier this month was named to the All-Pac-10 Conference first team, a third-team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), and a first-team Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. Additionally, Prince was one of 35 players invited to the USA Baseball National Team Trials.
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