Kyle Manzardo Named ABCA/Rawlings All-American
GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 18, 2021) – Washington State first baseman Kyle Manzardo was named to the 2021 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Third Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association Friday.
Manzardo was also named to the All-America Third Team by Perfect Game, earlier this week he was named to the ABCA/Rawlings ABCA All-West Region First Team and earlier this month he was named to the All-America First Team by Collegiate Baseball.
Manzardo, who also earned All-Pac-12 honors, was WSU's first All-American first-team selection since pitcher Aaron Sele in 1990 and was the first position player to earn All-American first-team honors since John Olerud in 1988. Manzardo is just the second Cougar to be a two-time All-American, joining Phil Westerndorf (1975, 1977), after earning third-team honors in 2020.
Manzardo finished the regular season fourth in the Pac-12 Conference in hitting (.365), third in slugging (.640), second in RBI (60), tied for third in doubles (19), tied for ninth in home runs (11) and fourth in total bases (126). The junior from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho became the first Coug to record 60 RBI since Jim Murphy had 61 in 2008, led WSU with 24 multiple-hit games including seven 3-hit games, and also led the team with 17 multiple-RBI games including three 5-RBI performances. In conference play, Manzardo hit .325, led the Pac-12 with 13 doubles and tied for seventh in RBI (26) and also earned Pac-12 Player of the Week following the series against UCLA.