Quartet Earn Freshman All-America Honors

Thursday, June 10, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2010 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans feature a wealth of baseball talent. Four A-Sun stars of the diamond made the elite squad.

The Jacksonville duo of Dan Gulbransen and Adam Brett Walker became the first Dolphins to earn the freshman All-America honors since Gordie Gronkowski received a spot in 2003.

Gulbransen was named Atlantic Sun Conference “Freshman of the Year”, while also earning first team all-conference and all-freshman honors after leading the Dolphins with a .391 average and 53 runs. He also led the team in triples, on-base percentage (.498), walks (39) and multi-hit games (26).

Walker led the squad with 16 home runs, 58 RBI, a .635 slugging percentage, 122 total bases and 17 multi-RBI games en route to second team all-conference and all-freshman accolades. In the conference rankings, he finished sixth in home runs and ninth in slugging percentage. Walker’s home run total also tied him for third on the JU single season list.

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For the second season in a row, a Kennesaw State baseball player has been recognized with All-American status as Ronnie Freeman was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team.

Last season, pitcher Chad Jenkins was named Third Team All-American by the same organization. With the award, Freeman becomes the 20th KSU baseball player to achieve All-American status.

The freshman led the Owls in 2010 in batting average with a .365 mark. A Second Team All-Atlantic Sun honoree, Freeman completed the season with a 29 game hitting streak, encapsulating all of April and May in the process. Freeman's ended the season with the second-longest active streak in NCAA Division I.

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Stetson standout newcomer Ryan Lashley has been named as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Earlier he was voted to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman Team by the conference head coaches and sports information directors.

Lashley played in all 58 games with 57 starts in his inaugural campaign. He led the team in home runs with 11, doubles with 20, runs batted in with 50, and at bats with 239. He was second overall in runs scored with 48 and slugging percentage at .556. Lashley was fifth in hitting with an impressive .335 batting average.

Lashley also led the team in multiple RBI games with 17, was second in multiple hit games with 25, and had a season-high nine-game hitting streak.

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