Wallingford Headlines Three @MemphisBaseball All-Conference Selections
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May 20, 2014

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CLEARWATER, Fla. - Left-handed pitcher Caleb Wallingford headlines three University of Memphis baseball standouts that received American Athletic Conference honors on Tuesday at Bright House Networks Field as part of the opening ceremonies for the 2014 American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship.

Wallingford was voted by eight other league coaches as a first team all-conference selection, marking the third-straight season Memphis has had a first team starting pitcher. Wallingford sports a 1.87 ERA with 70 strikeouts over 86 2/3 innings. Out of his 13 starts, nine have been quality starts and he has pitched six or more innings in 11 of the 13 starts.

Right-hander Jon Reed was a third team selection after posting a 7-3 record and a 3.45 ERA in 14 starts and 91 1/3 innings. Reed had one complete game, coming against UConn at FedExPark on May 3, and the redshirt-senior pitched eight or more innings in four of his outings. Reed finished the regular season with 57 strikeouts against 28 walks and allowed six or fewer hits in 10 of his starts.

Outfielder Jake Little rounds out the Tigers all-conference selections as the coaches voted him to the third team as well. Little hit .307 on the year with a team-high five home runs, 69 hits, and 33 RBI. The redshirt-sophomore is tied for the national lead with 11 outfield assists. Six of Little's 11 outfield assists were runners being thrown out at the plate.

Memphis begins play in the American Athletic Conference Baseball Championship on Thursday at 2:00 p.m. (CT) against No. 5 Louisville. The Tigers two other games in pool play come against Rutgers on Friday at 10:00 a.m. (CT) and USF on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. (CT). All games can be seen live on the American Digital Network for free. Links for each game are available via the schedule page on GoTigersGo.com.

2014 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE BASEBALL AWARDS

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jeff Gardner, OF, Louisville (Sr., Louisville, Ky.)

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE YEAR
Eric Skoglund, LHP, UCF (Jr., Sarasota, Fla.)

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE ROOKIES OF THE YEAR
Andrew Lantrip, RHP, Houston (Fr., Livingston, Texas)
Gaby Rosa, RHP, Rutgers (Fr., Perth Amboy, N.J.)

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE COACH OF THE YEAR
Terry Rooney, UCF

All-Conference Team

First Team
P Eric Skoglund * UCF Jr. Sarasota, Fla.
P Kyle Funkhouser * Louisville So. Oak Forest, Ill.
P Caleb Wallingford Memphis Jr. Elkhorn, Neb.
P Jimmy Herget USF So. Tampa, Fla.
RP Nick Burdi Louisville Jr. Downers Grove, Ill.
C Max McDowell UConn So. North Huntingdon, Pa.
C Caleb Barker Houston Sr. Keller, Texas
1B Bobby Melley UConn So. Barnstable, Mass.
2B Nick Favatella Rutgers Sr. Washington Township, N.J.
SS Tommy Williams UCF Jr. North Palm Beach, Fla.
3B Alex Chittenden Louisville Sr. Indianapolis, Ind.
OF Ian Happ Cincinnati So. Pittsburgh, Pa.
OF Blake Davey UConn Jr. Newport Beach, Calif.
OF Jeff Gardner * Louisville Sr. Louisville, Ky.
DH Justin Montemayor * Houston So. Austin, Texas

* = Unanimous Selection

Second Team
P Zach Rodgers UCF Jr. Glendale, Ariz.
P Aaron Garza Houston Jr. Galveston, Texas
P Jake Lemoine Houston So. Bridge City, Texas
P Jared Ruxer Louisville Jr. Indianapolis, Ind.
RP Chase Wellbrock Houston Sr. Brenham, Texas
C Levi Borders USF So. Winter Haven, Fla.
1B James Vasquez UCF Jr. Palm City, Fla.
1B Casey Grayson Houston Sr. Cypress, Texas
2B Dylan Moore UCF Jr. Yorba Linda, Calif.
SS Kyle Teaf USF Jr. Tallahassee, Fla.
3B Derek Peterson Temple Sr. Wall, N.J.
OF Derrick Salberg UCF Jr. Kelso, Wash.
OF Kyle Survance Houston So. Jersey Village, Texas
OF Cole Sturgeon Louisville Sr. Owensboro, Ky.
DH Sam Tolleson UCF Jr. Houston, Texas

Third Team
P Anthony Marzi UConn Sr. Berlin, Conn.
P Jon Reed Memphis Sr. Tulsa, Okla.
P Howie Brey Rutgers So. Middletown, N.J.
1B Brian O'Grady Rutgers Sr. Warminster, Pa.
2B Zach Lucas Louisville Jr. Louisville, Ky.
SS Pat Sweeney Rutgers Sr. Sparta, N.J.
3B Connor Hollis Houston Fr. Arlington, Texas
OF Erik Barber UCF Jr. Lakeland, Fla.
OF Justin Glass Cincinnati Sr. Fort Wayne, Ind.
OF Matt Williams Cincinnati Sr. Mason, Ohio
OF Jake Little Memphis So. Franklin, Tenn.
OF Mike Carter Rutgers Fr. Bloomfield, N.J.
OF Vinny Zarrillo Rutgers Jr. Forked River, N.J.
DH Luke Borders USF Fr. Winter Haven, Fla.


 

 

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