Matt Boyd Adds Second Freshman All-America Honor
June 14, 2010
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State pitcher/designated hitter Matt Boyd has earned his second Freshman All-America honor in a week Monday. He was selected to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) First Team as a utility player.
It is Boyd's second Freshman All-America honor as he was chosen to the Louisville Slugger Team last week. Boyd is one of five Pacific-10 Conference players named to the NCBWA's two teams, and just one of two named to the first team.
As a pitcher, Boyd was dominant in 42 2/3 innings, making 20 appearances, two of which were starts. He led the Beavers with a 7-1 record and posted a 1.90 earned run average while opponents batted just .200 against him. Boyd had a 2:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio and opponents collected just 31 hits off him in 2010.
Offensively, Boyd, a native of Mercer Island, Wash., had a fine season, batting .264 with six doubles, three home runs and 19 runs batted in. He hit his first career home run while making his first career start on the mound, March 4 against UC Riverside, and a week later, drove home three runs on a double to right against Utah, sending the Beavers to the victory.
His success at both positions earned the lefty All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors in just his first season in Corvallis.
He and the Beavers recently completed their 2010 campaign after going 1-2 at the Gainesville Regional in Florida. Oregon State finished the season 32-24.
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