Alabama's Burrows, Samford's Quinn named NCBWA Freshman All-American
By Stu McCann
Alabama pitcher Thomas Burrows and Samford outfielder Heath Quinn were named to the Freshman All-America Team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).Both players were also named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball earlier this month.Burrows served as Alabama's closer this season and converted 11-of-11 save opportunities. The total is tied for fourth in program history in a single season, and are the second most in a season for an Tide freshman. Burrows finished the year 4-2 with a 2.15 ERA.Quinn led the Samford team with 20 doubles, to go along with a .319 average, nine home runs and 48 RBIs. The former Oak Mountain High School standout was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year.NCBWA 2014 Freshman All-America TeamFirst TeamC: Zach Collins (Miami, Fla)1B: Ben Fisher (Eastern Kentucky)2B: Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast)3B: Andrew Knizner (NC State)SS: David Fletcher (Loyola Marymount)OF: Austin Miller (Loyola Marymount)OF: Brian Reynolds (Vanderbilt)OF: Heath Quinn (Samford)DH: Casey Baker (Stony Brook)UT: Alex Robles (Austin Peay)SP: Bailey Ober (College of Charleston)SP: Tyler Alexander (TCU)SP: Mike Shawaryn (Maryland)RP: Thomas Burrows (Alabama)RP: Bryan Garcia (Miami, Fla.)RP: Zach Plesac (Ball State)
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