Michael Conforto Named Freshman Of The Year; Jace Fry An All-American
June 6, 2012
TUCSON, Ariz. - Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto was named Louisville Slugger's Freshman of the Year and he and left-handed pitcher Jace Fry have been named to the Freshman All-America team, as announced Wednesday by the publication Collegiate Baseball.
Both were honored by the Pac-12 Conference last week. Conforto was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and was also a first-team selection while Fry was named honorable mention.
Conforto finished his first campaign with the Beavers as the team's leader in batting average (.349), runs batted in (76), slugging percentage (.601) and home runs (13). His 76 RBI leads the Pac-12, as did his 36 in league only games. He's also tied for the league lead in home runs while his eight home runs in Pac-12 play was No. 1.
He was most recently named to the all-tournament team at the Baton Rouge Regional after going 6-for-14 (.429) with two doubles, five RBI and two walks in four games.
Fry finished his freshman campaign with a 5-3 record and 2.45 earned run average in 13 games, all of which were starts. He posted three complete games, including a shutout of then-No. 11 UCLA. He struck out 53 in 88 1/3 innings and limited opponents to a .215 batting average.
He gave up just seven extra-base hits during the season, including five doubles.
He posted a 4-3 mark with a 2.75 ERA in 10 conference games.
The Beavers have now had at least one player named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team for five consecutive seasons.
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