More Honors For Freshman Preston Morrison
June 11, 2012
TCU baseball freshman right-hander Preston Morrison has been named a first-team Freshman All-American by the NCBWA. He has also been named a Louisville Slugger third-team All-American and a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.
Morrison put together a solid collegiate debut season, becoming the first player in Mountain West history to earn the league's Pitcher of the Year and Freshman of the Year in the same campaign. In 22 appearances, he made 11 starts and tied for the team lead with a 9-2 record. Morrison paced the squad with 112 2/3 innings pitched and fanned 72 batters while walking just 12. Opponents hit just .235 against him this season.
He is the 12th freshman under the guidance of head coach Jim Schlossnagle to earn freshman All-American accolades. He joins an impressive list of former Frogs who have been tabbed Freshmen All-Americans. Royce Huffman was the first Frog to earn the honor in 1996. In 2004, Chad Huffman, Shelby Ford and German Duran were the first to be honored in the Jim Schlossnagle era. Also honored were Matt McGuirk (2005), Andrew Walker (2005), Sean Hoelscher (2008), Trent Appleby (2008), Matt Purke (2010), Josh Elander (2010), Andrew Mitchell (2011) and Stefan Crichton (2011).