Ott Named First-Team All-American by 'BA'

LSU's Matty Ott
LSU's Matty Ott
Bill Franques
Bill Franques
Communications Sr. Associate

BATON ROUGE -- LSU pitcher Matty Ott was named Tuesday to the 2009 Baseball America magazine first-team Freshman All-America squad.

Ott, the 2009 SEC Co-Freshman of the Year, recorded 16 saves during LSU’s national championship season, setting the school’s single-season saves record.

Ott, a right-hander from Metairie, La., posted a 4-2 record and a 2.68 ERA in 37 appearances this season with six walks and 69 strikeouts in 50.1 innings.

Ott earned second-team All-America recognition from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association earlier this month. He also received third-team All-America honors last month from Collegiate Baseball magazine.

Other Southeastern Conference players on the Baseball America Freshman All-America first team included first baseman Preston Tucker of Florida and outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. of South Carolina.

Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon was voted the 2009 Baseball America Freshman of the Year.

2009 Baseball America Freshman All-America Team

C Jeremy Schaffer, Tulane
1B Preston Tucker, Florida
2B Matt Jensen, Cal Poly
3B Anthony Rendon, Rice
SS A.J. Pettersen, Minnesota
OF Jackie Bradley Jr., South Carolina
OF George Springer, Connecticut
OF Kolten Wong, Hawaii
DH Troy Channing, St. Mary's
UT Danny Hultzen, Virginia

SP Trevor Bauer, UCLA
SP Sean Gilmartin, Florida State
SP Taylor Jungmann, Texas
SP Noe Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton
RP Matty Ott, LSU
UT Danny Hultzen, Virginia

C C.J. Cron, Utah
1B Todd Brazeal, South Florida
2B Ross Heffley, Western Carolina
3B Matt Skole, Georgia Tech
SS Sam Mende, South Florida
OF Kameron Brunty, Southern Miss
OF Dusty Robinson, Fresno State
OF Tyler Sibley, Texas State
DH Alex Dickerson, Indiana
UT Nick Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton

SP Jordan Cooper, Wichita State
SP Sam Gaviglio, Oregon State
SP Anthony Meo, Coastal Carolina
SP Tyler Pill, Cal State Fullerton
RP Mitchell Lambson, Arizona State
UT Nick Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton




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