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June 5, 2013

McLOUGHLIN, LEWIS NAMED FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICANS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State's Sutter McLoughlin and Chris Lewis were both named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Baseball Team, it was announced today.

McLoughlin earned the honor as a relief pitcher while Lewis was selected as a designated hitter. The duo follow Rhys Hoskins who was named to the team last season as an outfielder.

"This honor is well deserved for both of them," Sacramento State head coach Reggie Christiansen said. "To have back-to-back freshman All-Americans shows what kind of players we have in the program."

McLoughlin was a first team all-Western Athletic Conference selection after serving as the team's closer throughout the season. In 28 appearances, the Sacramento native recorded a 2.11 ERA with a school single-season record 17 saves. His save total ranked him third during the regular season and currently has him tied for sixth heading into the Super Regionals.

Lewis was the WAC Freshman of the Year after leading the team with a .349 batting average in 57 games (all starts). He served as the designated hitter for the majority of the season before moving to first base for the final three weeks. The Newark, Calif., native also led the team with 75 hits and 46 RBIs and tied for the team high with 15 doubles. He also added a triple and four home runs. In conference play, he led the league with a .396 average.

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