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    NCBWA Announces 2014 Preseason All-America Teams

    FORT WORTH, Texas – With solid representation from defending baseball champion, UCLA, and 2013 runner-up, Mississippi State, the 14th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association preseason All-America team premiers the top student-athletes from NCAA Division I, which opens the season in less than two months – on Feb. 14, 2014.

    The Southeastern Conference turned in seven selections overall, including four first-team picks. 

    LSU shortstop Alex Bregman, Vanderbilt Pitcher Tyler Beede, LSU pitcher Aaron Nola and Mississippi State pitcher Jonathan Holder comprise the SEC's first team selections. South Carolina third baseman Joey Pankake headlines the second team, along with Vandy pitcher Brian Miller and MSU pitcher Ross Mitchell.

    The full NCBWA preseason All-America team is listed below.

    FIRST TEAM 
     
    C Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
    1B Connor Spencer, UC Irvine
    2B Ross Kivett, Kansas State
    3B Taylor Sparks, UC Irvine
    SS Alex Bregman, LSU
    OF Mike Papi, Virginia
    OF Casey Roche, Pittsburgh
    OF DJ Stewart, Florida State
    DH Nick Backlund, Mercer
    UT Drew Reynolds, East Carolina
    SP Tyler Beede, Vanderbilt
    SP Thomas Eshelman, Cal St.-Fullerton
    SP Justin Garza, Cal St.-Fullerton
    SP Aaron Nola, LSU
    SP Andrew Morales, UC Irvine
    SP Carlos Rodon, NC State
    RP David Berg, UCLA
    RP Nick Burdi, Louisville
    RP Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State

    SECOND TEAM
     
    C Mark Zagunis, Virginia Tech
    1B Zach Stephens, Tennessee Tech
    2B Oscar Sanay, CSU Bakersfield
    3B Joey Pankake, South Carolina
    SS Trea Turner, NC State
    OF Skye Bolt, North Carolina
    OF Dylan Davis, Oregon State
    OF Brandon Downes, Virginia
    DH Kurt Wertz, Towson
    UT Ashton Perritt, Liberty
    SP Andrew Moore, Oregon State
    SP Harrison Musgrave, West Virginia
    SP Bryan Radziewski, Miami, Fla.
    SP Trent Thornton, North Carolina
    SP Grant Watson, UCLA
    RP Trace Dempsey, Ohio State
    RP Brian Miller, Vanderbilt
    RP Ross Mitchell, Mississippi State
     
    THIRD TEAM
     
    C Tyler Baker, Wichita State
    1B Michael Katz, William & Mary
    2B Ryan Lindemuth, William & Mary
    3B Kevin Kramer, UCLA
    Chesny Young, Mercer
    SS Aaron Attaway, Western Carolina
    OF Garrett Bayliff, Wichita State
    OF Mark Payton, Texas
    OF Chad Carroll. James Madison
    DH Chase Raffield, Georgia State
    UT Clinton Freeman, East Tenn. State
    SP Daniel Gossett, Clemson
    SP Cole Irvin, Oregon
    SP Ryan Kellogg, Arizona State
    SP Preston Morrison, TCU
    SP Luke Weaver, Florida State
    RP Zech Lemond, Rice
    RP Sutter McLoughlin, Sacramento State
    RP Ryan Thompson, Campbell
    RP Josh Walker, New Mexico