CORVALLIS, Ore. –
Oregon State right-handed pitcher Jake Thompson
and sophomore Nick Madrigal
have been named First-Team All-Americans by D1Baseball.com on Thursday. Also, later on Thursday, Jake Mulholland
was named a Second-Team Freshman All-American by Perfect Game.
Thompson is on track to become a consensus First-Team All-American – he has also been recognized by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
That all comes with good reason. The right-hander leads the nation with a 14-0 record and is fifth with a 1.52 earned run average. The 14 wins are tied with Scott Christman (1993) and Andrew Moore (2013) for the most in a single-season at Oregon State.
Thompson, from Florence, Ore., is a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and Gregg Olson Award, and he is the first OSU player to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-American (economics major) since 2007. He was also named an All-Pac-12 First-Team selection at the conclusion of the conference season.
Madrigal carries the Pac-12's second-best batting average at .383 into the CWS opener Saturday. He has 19 doubles, two triples, four home runs, 36 RBI and 16 stolen bases and was named both the Pac-12's Player and Defensive Player of the Year. The sophomore from Elk Grove, Calif., was a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention selection (sociology).
Madrigal has been named a First-Team All-American by Baseball America and D1Baseball.com, Second-Team by Perfect Game and Third-Team by both the NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball.
Mulholland, who is also an overall All-American, has picked up two freshman honors this season. He is 6-1 entering the College World Series, and leads the Beavers with six saves.
Oregon State opens the College World Series Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park against Cal State Fullerton. First pitch is slated for 12:05 p.m. PT (2:05 p.m. in Omaha) and can be seen live on ESPN and WatchESPN.com. Fans can also listen to Mike Parker
over the air via the Beaver Sports Network (Rip City Radio 620 in Portland will carry the game in that region) as well as TuneIn.
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