Griffin Named Freshman All-American
TUSCON, Ariz. - After being selected as the Southern Conference's Freshman of the Year, Chase Griffin was selected as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Griffin was one of five catchers to receive the honor along with Indiana's Kyle Schwarber and South Carolina's Grayson Greiner.
The Leesburg, Ga., native finished the season hitting .320 with 10 doubles, 10 home runs and 42 RBIs. He became the first Eagle freshman since Steve Walson in 1996 to reach double figures in home runs after launching his 10th against Appalachian State on April 15th.
Griffin not only led the team with that total but led all freshmen in Division I baseball for most of the season. He hit 9 of his 10 home runs during a stretch of 20 games spanning from March 17th to April 15th.
Griffin is the first freshman since Eric Phillips and the only GSU catcher to receive Freshman All-American honors. The last Eagle to be named to Collegiate Baseball's Freshman All-American team was Matt Miller in 2006.
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- Category: Baseball
- Published on Wednesday, 06 June 2012 06:31