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June 29, 2005
DURHAM, N.C.—Rice two-way standout Joe Savery leads the 2005 Baseball America All-Freshman team.
The 19-year-old from Lamar, Texas, made an impact for the Owls both as a starting pitcher and a first baseman. Savery recorded an 8-5 mark and lead Rice with a 2.43 ERA. He was named the Western Athletic Conference’s player of the year.
Four first year players from the Big 12 Conference made the team, including Adrian Alaniz, who earned two wins for Texas in the 2005 College World Series. With two players named to the team, the future looks bright for Tennessee, as the Volunteers’ battery of catcher J.P. Arencibia and lefthander James Adkins made the BA first team.
The teams were voted on by the staff of Baseball America.
C—Andrew Walker, Texas Christian (.310-11-38). 1B—Justin Baum, Pacific (.332-17-45). 2B—Jordan Pacheco, New Mexico (.408-15-52). 3B—Brad Emaus, Tulane (.321-13-56). SS—Darwin Barney, Oregon State (.301-2-44). OF—Matt Hague, Washington (.419-8-34); Kody Kaiser, Oklahoma (.305-10-34, 13 SB); Danny Payne, Georgia Tech (.284-3-40, 24 SB). DH—Chris Johnson, Stetson (.383-8-52). UT—Cole White, Army (.331-10-32; 7-1, 3.07).
SP—Kenn Kasparek, Texas (8-0, 2.10); David Price, Vanderbilt (2-4, 2.86; 92 SO/69 IP); Wes Roemer, Cal State Fullerton (7-3, 3.80); Nick Schmidt, Arkansas (7-2, 2.88). RP—David Robertson, Alabama (7-5, 2.92, 8 SV, 105 SO/74 IP).