Honors Abound for 2014 Squad

Tyler Alexander was a consensus Freshman All-American

Tyler Alexander was a consensus Freshman All-American

July 2, 2014


FORT WORTH -  In a season full of great team triumphs that included a Big 12 Championship and a trip to the College World series, the TCU baseball team racked up the honors. In total 19 Horned Frogs earned at least one accolade throughout the season.

The 2014 squad finished the season with a 48-18 record. The 48 wins are the second-most in school history and helped the program earn its first-ever national seed and a trip to the College World Series. Along the way, the Horned Frogs earned TCU's first team Big 12 championship when they swept their way through the Big 12 Tournament. TCU went undefeated in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional and hosted its first-ever NCAA Super Regional. TCU advanced to the CWS with a thrilling 2-1 series victory over Pepperdine.

Below is a list of all the honors bestowed on the team in 2014:
Tyler Alexander • FR • P
• 2014 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
• 2014 NCBWA 1st-team Freshman All-American
• 2014 Baseball American 2nd-team Freshman All-American
• 2014 2nd-team All-Big 12 Conference
• 2014 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
• 2014 Big 12 Baseball Championships All-Tournament Team
• Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (May 5, 2014)

Kyle Bacak • SR • C
• Drafted in the 25th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Washington Nationals
• 2014 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference

Connor Castellano • JR • INF
• 2014 Kleberg Classic All-Tournament team

Garrett Crain • JR • IF
• 2014 NCAA Fort Worth All-Regional team
• 2014 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference
• 2014 Big 12 Baseball Championships All-Tournament Team
• Big 12 Co-Player of the Week (April 22, 2014)
• 2014 Houston College Classic All-Tournament team

Kevin Cron • JR • INF
• Drafted in the 14th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Arizona D'Backs
• 2014 All-College World Series team
• 2014 2nd-team All-Big 12 Conference
• 2014 1st-team Academic All-Big 12
• 2014 Kleberg Classic All-Tournament team

Riley Ferrell • SO • P
• 2014 2nd-team Perfect Game All-American
• 2014 3rd-team NCBWA All-American
• 2014 ABCA 2nd-team All-Midwest Regional
• 2014 1st-team All-Big 12 Conference
• Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (April 22, 2014)
• NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

Brandon Finnegan • JR • P
• Drafted with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 MLB Draft by the Kansas City Royals
• 2014 NCBWA and Rawlings/ABCA 2nd-team All-American
• 2014 Louisville Slugger, Baseball America and Perfect Game 3rd-team All-American
• 2014 ABCA 1st-team All-Midwest Region
• 2014 NCAA Fort Worth All-Regional team
• 2014 1st-team All-Big 12 Conference
• Semifinalist for the 2014 Dick Howser Trophy
• Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (Feb. 17, 2014)
• 2014 Kleberg Classic All-Tournament team

Dylan Fitzgerald • SR • OF
• 2014 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference
• 2014 1st-team CoSIDA Academic All-District 7
• 2014 1st-team Academic All-Big 12
• 2014 Kleberg Classic Tournament MVP

Cody Jones • JR • OF
• Drafted in the 38th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians
• 2014 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference
• 2014 Big 12 Baseball Championships All-Tournament Team

Keaton Jones • JR • INF
• 2014 Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference
• 2014 Kleberg Classic All-Tournament team

Jordan Kipper • JR • P
• Drafted in the 9th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim
• 2014 Big 12 Baseball Championships All-Tournament Team
• Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (April 13, 2014)

Preston Morrison • JR • P
• 2014 Louisville Slugger, NCBWA, Baseball America, Perfect Game and Rawlings/ABCA 2nd-team All-American
• 2014 Big 12 Pitcher of the Year
• 2014 ABCA 1st-team All-Midwest Region
• 20141st-team All-Big 12 Conference
• 2014 1st-team Academic All-Big 12
• 2014 Big 12 Baseball Championships All-Tournament Team
• Big 12 Pitcher of the Week (April 7, 2013; April 7, 2014 and May 5, 2014)
• 2014 Kleberg Classic All-Tournament team

Derek Odell • JR • INF
• 2014 2nd-team All-Big 12 Conference
• Big 12 Hitter of the Week (April 7, 2014)
• 2014 Kleberg Classic All-Tournament team

Jerrick Suiter • JR • OF
• Drafted in the 26th round of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates
• 2014 Big 12 Baseball Championships MOP

Trey Teakell • JR • P
• 2014 NCAA Fort Worth All-Regional team

Mitchell Traver • FR • P
• Named the 2013 TCU Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bob Lilly Athletes of the Year

Brian Trieglaff • FR • P
• 2014 2nd-team Academic All-Big 12

Boomer White • SO • OF
• 2014 ABCA 2nd-team All-Midwest Region
• 2014 NCAA Fort Worth Regional MOP
• 2014 1st-team All-Big 12 Conference

Alex Young • SO • P
• 2014 2nd-team Academic All-Big 12

 

 


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