Colleges

Triangle well represented on baseball All-America teams

Posted May 29, 2014

North Carolina's Chaz Frank, right, steals second base against North Carolina State shortstop Trea Turner in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series elimination baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, June 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)

The 2014 Louisville Slugger All-American teams are littered with players with Triangle ties, as announced on Thursday.

North Carolina State shortstop Trea Turner was the lone Triangle player to be named to the first team. The junior batted .321 with eight home runs, 36 runs batted in and 26 stolen bases in 30 attempts.

A second team selection for the second consecutive year, Campbell right hander Ryan Thompson became the first Camel to earn All-American honors in multiple seasons. This season, Thompson owns a 1.22 ERA, with a 6-2 record and 17 saves. Thompson’s season continues as the Camels open NCAA Tournament play against the host South Carolina Gamecocks on Friday.

Three area schools were represented on the third-team with NC State left hander Carlos Rodon, University of North Carolina shortstop Michael Russell and East Carolina right hander Ryan Williams all receiving honors.

Rodon had a bad-luck season, going 6-7 with just a 2.01 ERA. The Holly Springs native surrendered 39 runs with only 22 earned. In 14 starts, Rodon pitched 98.2 innings with 117 strikeouts compared to just 31 walks. Rodon and Turner are the first players in program history to be three-time All-Americans.

Russell led the Tar Heels with a .345 batting average in 57 games. The junior also had four home runs, 32 runs batted in and 13 stolen bases in 18 attempts. The shortstop leads the Tar Heels into the Gainesville Regional on Friday against Long Beach State.

Williams led the Pirates in six different pitching categories and claimed the team’s ‘triple crown,’ leading the team in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. The right hander had an 11-3 record with seven saves. In 99.2 innings pitched, Williams recorded 76 strikeouts compared to 11 walks, which ranks him 10th in the country in strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.91). Williams recorded a 1.88 ERA on the season.

The ACC led the nation with nine players named to All-American teams and six ACC squads were represented on the teams, also the most in the nation.

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  • Super Hans May 31, 2014

    Rodan sure has fallen like a brick.

  • censorbait May 30, 2014

    Rodon just didn't get any offensive support. He is a first teamer in reality. Just watch the draft. And I am not a State fan. Turner is the real deal as is Ryan Thompson.

  • Jeanne Gunn May 30, 2014
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    Happy for all recognized. "The ACC led the nation with nine players named to All American teams" - so now we're a baseball conference?

  • 45HEELSFAN45 May 29, 2014

    Congrats to all the triangle selectees!!

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