Cal Duo Named To Freshman All-American Team
LYNCHBURG, Va. – California outfielder Dylan Beavers and right-handed pitcher Josh White were named to the 2021 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Second Team, the association announced Monday.
Cal was one of just five schools to have two freshman All-American honorees, joining Arizona, LSU, Texas Tech and TCU. Beavers and White, who had freshman eligibility in 2020, were eligible to receive freshman postseason accolades from the NCBWA in 2021 due to the 2020 season being cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The full NCBWA Freshman All-American teams can be viewed here.
Beavers established himself as one of the Pac-12's bright young stars in his first full collegiate season, earning an All-Pac-12 First Team selection while leading the conference in home runs (18) at the conclusion of the regular season. The left-handed hitter slashed .303/.401/.630 and led Cal in multiple statistical categories, including RBI (49), doubles (11), runs (44) and walks (32). Beavers, a product of Paso Robles, California, was one of just two Pac-12 players with 10-plus home runs and 10-plus stolen bases at the end of the regular season.
White, who was selected to the NCBWA Freshman All-American squad as a relief pitcher, was one of the Pac-12's most productive arms throughout 2021. Along with posting the conference's second-lowest ERA (2.79), White struck out 81 batters in 61.1 innings pitched and owned a 5-3 record on the mound. An All-Pac-12 honorable mention, White made 11 relief appearances in both long relief and as the closer before making a seamless transition to the front of the weekend rotation during conference play. The Danville, California, native boasted a 1.95 ERA and 5.67 strikeout-to-walk ratio (51 strikeouts, nine walks) in 37.0 innings pitched as a reliever.
The Freshman All-American team is voted upon by the membership of the NCBWA. Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. For more information about the NCBWA, visit www.ncbwa.com.
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