BASEBALL CLOSER McLOUGHLIN NAMED NCBWA PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
FORT WORTH, Texas – Coming off a freshman season in which he shattered the Sacramento State saves record and earned multiple Freshman All-American honors, sophomore pitcher Sutter McLoughlin has been named to the 2014 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Division I Preseason All-America Third Team.
A graduate of Rio Americano high school in Sacramento, McLoughlin is one of four relief pitchers that made the third team and is one of just 10 total relief pitchers named Preseason All-Americans. He is one of just two WAC players to appear on the list along with CSU Bakersfield senior second baseman Oscar Sanay, who made the second team.
Mcloughlin was named a first team Freshman All-American by the NCBWA while also earning national honors from Louisville Slugger last season. He was also a first team all-WAC selection in 2013 after breaking the single-season program record and leading the WAC with 17 saves. He led all WAC relievers with five or more appearances with a 2.11 season era, posting a .196 opponent batting average and allowing just nine earned runs with 26 strikeouts in 38.1 innings pitched.
He is one of two returning Freshman All-Americans for the Hornets along with outfielder Chris Lewis.