Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-America Teams
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For the second time in seven days, Sacramento State's Parker Brahms has been named a Freshman All-American. The right-handed pitcher was named to the second team by Perfect Game/Rawlings and was one of only 10 starting pitchers on the first or second team. The honor follows Brahms being recognized by Collegiate Baseball.
Brahms, who was the 2017 WAC Freshman of the Year and an all-WAC first team selection, becomes the fifth Hornet to earn Freshman All-American honors in the last six seasons, joining Rhys Hoskins (2012), Chris Lewis (2013), Sutter McLoughlin (2013), and Sam Long (2014).
In his freshman season Brahms went 8-4 with a 3.13 ERA. He had a 1.10 WHIP and .223 opposing batting average over 97.2 innings pitched, leading the team and WAC in wins and ranking second in the league in ERA and WHIP.
The Calabasas native ended the regular season leading the WAC with a 2.68 season ERA, going 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA, 1.00 ERA, and .207 opposing batting average in eight WAC starts. He allowed just 12 earned runs in eight WAC starts with the team winning seven of the eight games.
Brahms allowed two earned runs or fewer in 10 starts and three earned runs or fewer in 14 starts. He allowed only three hits in four different starts and had more strikeouts than walks in 11 starts with a season-high nine strikeouts over seven shutout innings in a 10-0 win over Northern Kentucky.
Brahms was named WAC Pitcher of the Week on April 24 after throwing six shutout innings allowing three hits and two walks with six strikeouts in a 9-0 win at Seattle U. He also threw a complete game shutout at Chicago State, allowing just three hits and one walk with three strikeouts in a 7-0 win.