Winthrop freshman Eddie Rohan added another honor to his trophy shelf on Wednesday, when he was selected to Collegiate Baseball's Freshman All-American team.
"I wasn't expecting that at all," Rohan said in a statement. "It feels good to receive this honor, but I feel we could still improve as a team. It definitely motivates me to report in the offseason and work hard to go back to that."
Rohan hit .287 with 39 RBIs and a team-high 13 home runs, tying Daniel Carte's school record for homers by a freshman. Starting 57 of 58 games, the majority at designated hitter, Rohan led all Big South Conference rookies in slugging percentage (.536) and homers, also ranking fifth in the league in homers.
He was named to the All-BSC second team. He and freshman teammate Tony Brunetti (like Rohan, a native of Youngstown, Ohio) are playing for Stark County (Canton, Ohio) in the Great Lakes summer league.
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"We felt when we signed Eddie, we felt he was the best hitter in the city of Youngstown and one of the best hitters in the state of Ohio," Winthrop coach Joe Hudak said. "He obviously deserves this type of honor. The last half of the season, he was over a .300 hitter. That's going to continue to happen for him."