June 10, 2013
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- University of Michigan baseball freshman Jacob Cronenworth (St. Clair, Mich./St. Clair) has been selected to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America first team, the organization announced Monday afternoon (June 10).
Cronenworth, who also was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American last week, hit .330 with 12 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 41 RBI for the Wolverines. Cronenworth also was the team's closer, as he had seven saves and a 1.93 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 23.1 innings pitched. He earned All-Big Ten second team honors at third base and also was named to the league's All-Freshman team. Cronenworth had a 16-game hitting streak earlier in the season and had 17 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI performances.
Cronenworth becomes the first Wolverine to be selected as a first-team member and the first NCBWA Freshman All-American since Patrick Biondi (Woodhaven, Mich./Divine Child) earned second team honors in 2010.
Michigan finished the season with a 29-27 overall record, 14-10 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines finished tied for fifth in the Big Ten standings and advanced to the six-team Big Ten Tournament for the first time since the 2010 season.
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