Four Named Divison-I All-Americans

Collegiate Baseball is known for their long lists of All-Americans… but I suppose it’s better to include more rather than less, right?

Anyway, four former Valley Leaguers made the three teams after outstanding seasons with their college teams this spring.

  • Kyle McCann (Harrisonburg 2017) was named to the second team at catcher. From Georgia Tech, Kyle hit 299/468/674, with 23 home runs, 70 RBIs, and 62 walks. He was picked in the 4th round by the Oakland A’s. (Kyle’s 5-14 with 2 triples (!) in his pro career so far)
  • Austin Peay’s Parker Phillips (Waynesboro 2017) also made the second team in the outfield. Parker hit 316/450/732, with 12 doubles, 25 home runs, and 64 RBIs. He was also picked in the draft- in the 27th round by the Minnesota Twins.
  • A champ in New Market last summer, New Orleans’ righthander Reeves Martin is third team at relief pitcher. Reeves, on his way to set a school record for saves this spring, went 4-0, 1.03, with 14 saves… and only 9 walks against 55 strikeouts in 35 innings pitched. He was drafted in the 21st round by the Seattle Mariners. (Reeves threw 1 1/3 shutout innings for Everett in the Northwest League on Thursday.)
  • And lastly, Troy’s Chase Smartt (Harrisonburg 2017) is third team at catcher. Chase hit 343/406/523, with 21 doubles and a 25/22 BB/K ratio.

Congrats to all four players!

 

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