Purke Named Baseball America Freshman of the Year

Matt Purke was named the Freshman of the Year by Baseball America.

Matt Purke was named the Freshman of the Year by Baseball America.

July 12, 2010


FORT WORTH, Texas - The honors continue to roll in for TCU baseball freshman Matt Purke. He was named Baseball America's Freshman of the Year as well as earning a spot on the Freshman All-American squad. He is one of just two freshmen to also be named an All-American by the publication.

Purke was dominating in his freshman campaign, leading the nation with a perfect 16-0 record. He made 20 appearances, 18 of which were starts. The left-hander posted a 3.02 ERA in 116 1/3 innings pitched. He led the staff with 142 strikeouts and limited opponents to a .212 batting average.

He is the consensus National Freshman Pitcher of the Year, earning the honors from Louisville Slugger, Rivals.com, the NCBWA and the ABCA. He earned first-team All-American honors from the ABCA and was also a second-team All-American by Louisville Slugger, Rivals.com and the NCBWA. Purke was named first-team All-Mountain West Conference as well as earning Freshman of the Year honors from the league.

 

 


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