Outfielder Seth Beer (Suwanee, Ga.) was named national co-freshman-of-the-year by Collegiate Baseball on Wednesday. He became the first Tiger freshman to win a national award. He joined Tennessee Tech’s Kevin Strohschein as recipients of the honor.
Beer batted .369 with 57 runs, 13 doubles, 18 homers, 70 RBIs, a .700 slugging percentage, 62 walks, 15 hit-by-pitches, a .535 on-base percentage and one steal in 62 games. He ended the season on a 60-game on-base streak and had a 26-game hitting streak earlier in the season.
Beer, the 2016 ACC Player-of-the-Year, was also named a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. He will play for the USA Collegiate National Team this summer.
Also named to the freshman AA team…USC RHP Braden Webb, USC RHP Adam Hill, Coastal RP Austin Kitchen, CofC 2B Dupree Hart, Upstate 2B Devon Ortiz and Furman OF Jabari Richards.