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Arizona's Austin Wells named 2019 Pac-12 Baseball Freshman of the Year

May 29, 2019
Arizona catcher Austin Wells takes home 2019 Pac-12 Player of the Year honors, the first wildcat to win the award since the conference began giving the honor in 1999. Wells played a pivotal role in Arizona’s highly productive offense, leading all Division I freshman with 72 runs scored. That mark leads the Pac-12 this season, and are the most-ever logged by an Arizona freshman and the most by any Pac-12 player since 2009. Wells batted an impressive .353, the highest mark among freshmen in Power 5 conferences. He also hit seven triples (eighth-most in the nation) and had the fourth-most walks in the Conference with 46, notably ranking behind the last two Pac-12 Players of the Year (OSU’s Adley Rutschman this year and Cal’s Andrew Vaughn last year).