June 5, 2013
By Stephen Trembley
TUCSON, Ariz. --- Fresno State right-handed starting pitcher Blake Quinn earned a spot on the 2013 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team, the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced Wednesday.
Quinn, a native of Fresno, Calif., and former prep standout at Bullard High School, posted a 3-3 record and a 3.02 earned run average throughout 14 appearances, including eight starts, while striking out 34 batters in 50.2 innings of work during his first collegiate season.
Quinn joins San Diego State relief pitcher Bubba Derby and New Mexico second baseman Sam Haggerty as one of the three Mountain West players to be tabbed as Freshman All-Americans this year.
Quinn shared Co-MW Freshman of the Year honors with Haggerty for his production in conference play. He went 2-2 with a league-best 2.15 earned run average and also led the MW as he held opposing batters to a .207 batting average and allowed the fewest hits (28), runs (13) and earned runs (9) in league contests.
Quinn is the Bulldogs' first Freshman All-American since outfielder Aaron Judge earned the accolade in 2011 and 12th in the program's history to be honored as a Freshman All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. He also becomes Fresno State's fourth freshman pitcher to earn on a spot on the Freshman All-American team, as selected by Collegiate Baseball.
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