Two FIU baseball players named to All-American Freshman teams

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 0 Comments

Two FIU baseball players named to All-American Freshman teams


Florida International University freshmen players Logan Allen and Jose Garcia  were named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshman All-American teams.

Allen and Garcia, Doral Academy graduates, are each coming off record-breaking first seasons at FIU and each received their third freshman accolade, including the NCBWA recognition.

Allen and Garcia each garnered their second Freshman All-American nod. Allen and Garcia along with Adan Fernandez were selected Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper earlier this month. Allen and Garcia were also picked to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team last month.

Allen was tabbed to the Freshman All-American First Team for both his work on the mound and at the plate. The left-hander went 5-5 with a 3.89 ERA, which was third best on the FIU pitching staff.

Allen broke the FIU freshman record for strikeouts per nine innings with a 10.34 mark surpassing David Mittauer, who averaged 10.17 strikeouts per nine innings in 1998.

In the batter's box, Allen hit .309 with two home runs and 16 RBI. He had five doubles among his 43 hits. Allen's first collegiate home run was as a pinch-hitter. The round tripper won the game against UTSA, 2-1, in San Antonio.

Garcia, who was named Second Team catcher, hit an FIU freshman record 13 home runs this past season surpassing the mark held by former FIU slugger Jabari Henry, who hit 12 dingers in 2010. Garcia was named the Conference USA Freshman of the Year after his record-breaking season.


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