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June 10, 2013

McLOUGHLIN, LEWIS ADD TO POSTSEASON AWARDS

DALLAS — Sacramento State's Sutter McLoughlin and Chris Lewis were two of 32 standout baseball players from across Div. I who were named to the 2013 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-America teams, it was announced today.

McLoughlin was named to the first team as a relief pitcher while Lewis was placed on the second team as a designated hitter. Both the first and second teams consisted of 16 players. The only other schools to have at least two selection, including one on the first team, were North Carolina, Cal State Fullerton and Arizona State.

McLoughlin and Lewis were also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team on June 5.

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.

2013 NCBWA FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
Pos. First Team School Ht. Wt.
1B Patrick Mazeika Stetson 6-3 210
2B Ian Happ Cincinnati 5-11 192
3B Zavier turner Vanderbilt 6-0 220
SS Alex Bregman LSU 6-0 190
C Jameson Fisher Southeastern Louisiana 6-2 180
OF Skye Bolt North Carolina 6-2 175
OF DJ Stewart Florida State 6-0 230
OF Joe McCarthy Virginia 6-3 225
DH Landon Lassiter North Carolina 6-1 180
UT Jacob Cronenworth Michigan 6-0 167
SP Justin Garza Cal State Fullerton 5-11 160
SP Andrew Moore Oregon State 5-11 180
SP Thomas Eshelman Cal State Fullerton 6-3 190
RP Sutter McLoughlin Sacramento State 6-5 240
RP Ryan Burr Arizona State 6-4 215
RP Trent Thornton North Carolina 6-0 170
         
Pos. Second Team School Ht. Wt.
1B Carl Wise College of Charleston 6-2 210
2B Max Schrock South Carolina 5-9 175
3B Braxton Martinez Saint Louis 6-3 220
SS Edwin Rios Florida International 6-3 202
C Brett Lang Charlotte 6-2 208
OF Jacob Hannemann BYU 6-1 195
OF Donnie Dewees North Florida 6-0 180
OF Josh Merrigan Georgia State 6-2 175
DH
Chris Lewis Sacramento State 6-0 190
UT Corbin Olmstead North Florida 6-3 210
SP Ryan Kellogg Arizona State 6-5 220
SP Cole Irvin Oregon 6-4 185
SP Kevin Duchene Illinois 6-1 200
RP Ray Castillo Alabama 6-0 180
RP Ian Gibaut Tulane 6-3 215
RP Garrett Cleavinger Oregon 6-1 206

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