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Clayton Andrews Named D1Baseball, NCBWA All-American

June 13, 2018

LONG BEACH, Calif. - Following a standout junior season at Long Beach State, left-handed pitcher/centerfielder Clayton Andrews has been named a Second Team All-American by D1Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Both publications listed Andrews as a utility player, recognizing his production both on the mound and in the lineup.

Andrews was a First Team All-Big West selection this season after leading the Big West with 118 strikeouts on the mound. Conversely, he was the toughest player in the nation to strike out, fanning just six times in 215 at-bats. As a pitcher, he led the Dirtbags with a 1.99 ERA in 99.2 innings pitched. He issued just 17 walks compared to his 118 strikeouts and opposing batters hit just .215 against the southpaw.

While his pitching accomplishments were enough for All-American consideration on their own, Andrews added in an impressive offensive resume as well. LBSU’s everyday centerfielder was one of two Dirtbags to play in every game last season, and was second on the team with a .302 batting average. He led the team with a .382 on-base percentage and five triples, and was second on the team in hits (65), runs (35), RBIs (26), walks (25), and stolen bases (13).

This is the fifth consecutive year that a Dirtbags player has received some form of All-American recognition and the second straight year LBSU has had a D1Baseball All-American. Starting pitcher Darren McCaughan was named a Third Team All-American by D1Baseball a season ago.

Last week, Andrews was one of four Dirtbags selected in the 2018 MLB Draft, going in the 17th round to the Milwaukee Brewers.

 

 

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