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|
|C||Jameson Fisher||Southeastern Louisiana||6-2||180|
|OF||Skye Bolt||North Carolina||6-2||175|
|OF||DJ Stewart||Florida State||6-0||230|
|DH||Landon Lassiter||North Carolina||6-1||180|
|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|
|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|
|OF||Donnie Dewees||North Florida||6-0||180|
|OF||Josh Merrigan||Georgia State||6-2||175|
||Chris Lewis||Sacramento State||6-0||190|
|UT||Corbin Olmstead||North Florida||6-3||210|
|SP||Ryan Kellogg||Arizona State||6-5||220|