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    Three SEC Players Named NCBWA Freshman All-America

    LYNCHBURG, Va. – Three Southeastern Conference baseball players have been named to the 2012 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-America team, including two-first team selections, the organization announced Monday.

    Kentucky utility player A.J. Reed and Mississippi State right-handed pitcher Jonathan Holder each were named to the first team, while Kentucky outfielder Austin Cuisino was named to the second team.

    The 2012 NCBWA Freshman All-American Team features players from 19 conferences and eight conference championship teams. The two All-American squads are also made up of 14 conference “Rookie of the Year” winners. In addition, two conference “Pitcher of the Year” and 22 all-conference honorees were named to the team.

    The 2012 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 12.

    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 the association's official Web site, www.ncbwa.com.

    NCBWA 2012 Freshman All-America Team

    First Team

    Pos.             Name, School                                      Avg.             G                  AB                R                  H                  2B-3B-HR     RBIs             BB                SO                    SB/SBA
    C                  Chase Griffin, Georgia Southern           .320             55                197              35                 63                10-1-10        42                22                49                    2/2
    1B                Michael Katz, William & Mary                 .316             55                212              42                 67                10-0-10        58                22                52                    11/14
    2B                Pat Kelly, Nebraska                              .313             45                163              27                 51                6-2-8            37                6                  24                    5/5
    3B                Trea Turner, NC State                           .336             63                259              72                 87                13-2-5          43                41                38                    57/61
    SS                Andrew Daniel, San Diego                    .339             56                230              37                 78                18-2-4          45                16                49                    3/6
    OF                Michael Conforto, Oregon State            .349             58                218              45                 76                14-1-13        76                24                37                    1-2
    OF                Rhys Hoskins, Sacramento State          .353             56                215              44                 76                16-0-10        53                20                46                    1-4
    OF                Ryan Padilla, New Mexico                     .353             56                221              49                 78                19-2-5          49                20                37                    4-8
    DH                Kevin Krause, Stony Brook                   .335             59                203              38                 68                12-0-3          40                25                30                    6-8
    UT                A.J. Reed, Kentucky                             .300             55                200              29                 60                9-0-4            43                24                51                    0-1
                                                                                     5-3, 2.52 ERA, 53.2 IP, 16 App, 5 GS, 54 H, 17 R, 15 ER, 9 BB, 51
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    Pos. Name School                                       W-L      ERA     APP      GS     CG     SV      IP       H        R      ER      BB     SO

    SP   Mike Compton, Florida State                 11-2     2.86      17        17       0        0      85.0    83      33      27      26      60

    SP   Preston Morrison, TCU                           9-2      2.08      22        11       1        1     112.2   88      29      26      12      72

    SP   Carlos Rodon, NC State                         9-0      1.57      17        16       2        0     114.2   71      29      20      41      135                

    RP   Tyler Burgess, Missouri State                 5-2      2.08      26         0        0       11     39.0    21      12       9       17      31

    RP   Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State         2-1      0.32      24         0        0        9      28.1    17       2        1       5        30  

    RP   Kellen Urbon, Cornell                             3-1      0.47      22         0        0        9      38.1    23       6        2       13      21

    Second Team

    Pos.             Name, School                                      Avg.             G                  AB                R                  H                  2B-3B-HR     RBIs             BB                SO                    SB/SBA
    C                  Mark Zagunis, Virginia Tech                  .344             49                189              35                 65                13-2-5          34                21                25                    17/22
    1B                Alex Close, Liberty                                .304             52                207              36                 63                8-2-14          47                13                36                    3/4
    2B                Jason Volser, Northeastern                   .312             51                199              33                 62                15-3-6          43                11                19                    2/3
    3B                Jose Trevino, Oral Roberts                    .317             63                246              44                 78                18-3-13        57                17                34                    3/3
    SS                Cole Peragine, Stony Brook                  .314             64                207              42                 65                11-6-0          39                21                19                    8/10
    OF                Austin Cuisino, Kentucky                      .319             62                260              61                 83                20-2-9          41                26                39                    15/16
    OF                Derek Fisher, Virginia                            .288             56                219              44                 63                11-8-7          50                22                61                    4/9
    OF                Matt Honchel, Miami (OH)                      .395             59                233              43                 92                7-2-0            26                15                13                    10/20
    DH                Corey Dick, UNC Wilmington                  .302             58                179              28                 54                11-1-8          35                24                45                    0/1
    UT                Greg Mahle, UC Santa Barbara             .347             54                190              26                 66                6-0-0            35                21                14                    0/5
                                                                 3-4, 3.38 ERA, 46.1 IP, 19 App, 3 GS, 4 SV, 39 H, 21 R, 20 ER, 18 BB, 45 K
     
    Pos. Name School                                       W-L      ERA     APP      GS     CG     SV      IP       H        R      ER      BB       SO               

    SP   Brenton Moss, North Carolina                7-2      1.94      17        16       0        0      79.0    65      25      17      23        83

    SP   Jared Ruxer, Louisville                           8-3      3.38      16        14       0        0      77.1    78      32      29      15        32

    SP   Andrew Vasquez, UC Santa Barbara     6-3      1.93      13        12       0        0      88.2    58      31      19      63        104

    RP   David Berg, UCLA                                  5-3      1.58      47         0        0        1      68.1    41      14      12      16        61

    RP   Bradley Roney, Southern Miss               2-1      2.42      20         0        0       11     26.0    18       7        7       14        26

    RP   Chad Sobotka, USC Upstate                 3-0      1.72      25         0        0       12     31.1    21       7        6       16        34


    *- Statistics for games played through June 10