Jun 11, 2012
Lynchburg, Va. — North Carolina State’s Carlos Rodon and Trea Turner and North Carolina’s Benton Moss continue to rack up honors as they were named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America Team on Monday.
It is the second Freshman All-America honor in as many weeks for all three players who were also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team. With Rodon and Turner each being named to the NCBWA first-team, NC State marks the only program in the nation with two first-team representatives. Moss was named to the second team.
The 2012 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday.
Turner finished the season as the national leader in stolen bases, easily surpassing the previous NC State single-season record with a 57-for-61 total. Rodon became the Wolfpack’s first-ever Golden Spikes Finalist recently, completing his season with a 9-0 record, 1.57 ERA, and 135 strikeouts.
Moss went 7-2 with a 1.94 ERA for the Tar Heels in 2012, making 17 appearances on the year, with 16 starts. He boasted the third-lowest ERA in the ACC with a mark of 1.94.