June 4, 2014
LONG Beach, Calif. - Freshman shortstop Garrett Hampson was recognized on the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team, released on Wednesday. Hampson was one of two freshmen in the Big West to earn the award.
With the recognition, Hampson became the first Dirtbag to be selected to the Freshmen All-American team since 2006 when current Major Leaguer Danny Espinosa was equally recognized. He is the third freshman shortstop at Long Beach State to gain the national award, joining Espinosa and Troy Tulowitzki.
Hampson finished his first year at the Beach as the Big West's Freshman Player of the Year and the All-Big West First Team shortstop. He hit .308 on the year, which tied for the team lead, and led the Dirtbags with 74 hits. He also slugged .392 with 13 doubles, two triples and one homer while driving in 19 runs. His 44 runs scored were the most on the squad.
Hampson also led the team with six sacrifice flies in addition to having six sacrifice bunts on the year. The highly touted freshman from Reno, Nev. also showed some prowess with the glove, making some dazzling plays in key moments of tight ballgames. He fielded .948 on the season and turned 34 double plays.
The Dirtbags advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008 with the help of the freshman at shortstop and went 2-2 in the Gainesville Regional. They advanced to the Regional final but fell to the College of Charleston, finishing the season with a 34-26 overall record.
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