OSU baseball: Conforto a consensus all-American

OSU baseball: Conforto a consensus all-American

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Michael Conforto was named a first-team all-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) on Wednesday, becoming the first player in Oregon State history to be a consensus (named to all five teams) first-team all-American.

Jace Fry was also named first-team on Wednesday, giving him five all-American honors — three first team — while Ben Wetzler was honored as a second-teamer, with two of his five honors coming as first team.

Also honored on Wednesday was junior outfielder Dylan Davis, who was named a second-team all-region selection.

Conforto had been named a first-teamer by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) before Wednesday’s honor, which also distinguished the junior as a first-team all-region selection and a Region 8 Rawlings Gold Glover.

He is now the first OSU player with four or more first-team honors in a single year since Dallas Buck earned four in 2005, in addition to a second-team selection.

Conforto batted .345 for the Beavers this season, and led the Pac-12 in slugging percentage (.547), on-base percentage (.504), walks (55) and runs scored (52) and was second in runs batted in (56), third in home runs (seven) and doubles (16), fourth in total bases (111) and seventh in hits (70). He set the OSU single-season record for walks and broke the school’s career record for RBI with 179.

He was also named the Pac-12 player of the year for the second consecutive season and was drafted 10th overall by the New York Mets.

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