Three Pac-12 Baseball players named NCBWA Preseason All-Americans
SAN FRANCISCO - Three Pac-12 baseball players were named to the NCBWA 2017 Preseason All-America team, the publication announced today. One student-athlete was named to the second team and two to the third team.
The Conference's lone representative on the second team was UTAH junior starting pitcher Jayson Rose who led the Conference in batters struck out with 66 last season. Rose was named to the 2016 All-Pac-12 team, as well as receiving an honorable mention nod in 2015.
OREGON STATE sophomore second baseman Nick Madrigal and teammate sophomore starting pitcher Bryce Fehmel were third-team honorees. Madrigal was named the 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, and earned spots on both the All-Pac-12 first team and All-Pac-12 Defensive Team. He was also tabbed a freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger, Perfect Game, D1Baseball.com, and Baseball America. Fehmel, an All-Pac-12 honorable mention honoree in 2016, had a successful freshman campaign receiving Louisville Slugger second team All-American. The NCBWA, Perfect Game and Louisville Slugger also named him a freshman All-American while winning the Louisville Slugger Freshman Reliever of the Year award.
With 28 College World Series National Titles including four of the last eleven, the Pac-12 looks to continue its dominance in the ranks of collegiate baseball in 2017. Pac-12 Baseball has enjoyed unprecedented exposure thanks to the Pac-12 Network which will air 106 games in 2017. Above all, the Pac-12 Network has provided the opportunity to showcase the exceptional talent Pac-12 Baseball has to offer and allowed the student-athletes to get the national and widespread exposure and attention they deserve.
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