Friday, June 09, 2006

Freshmen All-America Team

The Big Ten is well represented on this year's Freshmen All-America Team. The team, chosen by Collegiate Baseball, has five members of the Big Ten on it. Conference champion Michigan placed two first year players on the squad. Zach Putnam was named as a pitcher and Adam Abraham, coming off being named the Outstanding Player of the Big Ten Tournament, was tabbed as a multiple position player.

Another multiple position honoree is Ohio State's J.B. Shuck. The Buckeye standout was also named the conference's Freshman of the Year. Two outfielders round out the Big Ten's selections. Matt Nohelty of Minnesota and Ryne White of Purdue were also amongst the best freshmen in college baseball this year.