LONG BEACH, Calif. - Following a strong junior campaign on the mound, Long Beach State RHP Darren McCaughan continues to receive postseason accolades. On Thursday, McCaughan was named a Third Team All-American by D1Baseball, giving him three All-American nods this offseason.
McCaughan was an All-American following his sophomore season as well, and has upped his haul as a junior. In addition to the honor from D1Baseball, McCaughan was also named a Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was a Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American. The two-time Big West Pitcher of the Year is the first Dirtbags player to earn All-American status in multiple seasons since Neil Jamison in 2004-05. McCaughan is the first player since Jered Weaver (2003-04) to receive multiple All-American nods in consecutive seasons.
The Downey, Calif. native was 9-2 on the mound with a 2.50 ERA this season, striking out 104 batters in 122.1 innings pitched. McCaughan is the first Long Beach State pitcher to eclipse 120 IP in a season since Cesar Ramos in 2005. During the season, he threw a pair of shutouts and four complete games, allowing opposing batters to hit just .189 against him.
On Wednesday, McCaughan was selected in the 12th Round of the 2017 MLB Draft by the Seattle Mariners. He was also named an ABCA All-West Region performer on Wednesday, joining teammates David Banuelos and Ramsey Romano.
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