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2018 D1Baseball Freshman All-Americans


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Righthander Kevin Abel, who pitched a two-hit shutout to clinch the national championship for Oregon State in Game Three of the CWS Finals, earned the D1Baseball Freshman of the Year award, headlining the D1Baseball Freshman All-America team.

Abel led all Division I freshmen with 108 strikeouts while holding opposing hitters to a .181 average. He pitched his best in the postseason, throwing eight innings of three-hit, shutout ball in OSU’s regional clincher against LSU, then becoming the first pitcher ever to win four games in a single[…]