Lantrip Tabbed a Freshman All-American

    June 4, 2014

     

    TUSCON, Ariz. – For his impressive work during his debut season at Houston, freshman Andrew Lantrip was tabbed a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, selected by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and announced on Wednesday morning.

    Lantrip has had tremendous success in his first season being named Rookie of the Year by the American Athletic Conference. He enters Super Regional play with a 6-0 record and a 1.87 ERA. The right-hander out of Livingston, Texas has tossed 43.1 innings, striking out 33 and walking just seven.

    He has garnered wins over Baylor, Texas State, Sam Houston State, McNeese State, Prairie View A&M, and Temple. Lantrip has notched a career-long outing of 7.0 innings in a start vs. Prairie View A&M, where he also tallied a career-high 10 strikeouts.

    Lantrip made a start and garnered a victory in the Cougars’ opening win vs. Temple in the American Baseball Championship and went on to make two starts during the Baton Rouge Regional last week.

    This is the second straight year that Houston Baseball has produced a Freshman All-American as the duo of Justin Montemayor and Kyle Survance were honored a year ago.

    Lantrip became just the 16th Cougar ever to earn Freshman All-America honors and join a very impressive all-time Houston group: Justin Montemayor (2013), Kyle Survance (2013), Chase Dempsay (2008), Blake Kelso (2008), Wes Musick (2007), Luis Flores (2006), Stuart Musslewhite (2002), Michael Bourn (2001), Hyung Cho (2001), Austin Faught (2001), Gene Flores (2001), Brad Sullivan (2001), Bryan Harris (2000), Jayme Sperring (1998) and Shane Nance (1997).  

    For a complete list of 2014 Freshman All-Americans, CLICK HERE.


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