Bethune Cookman Anthony Maldonado Tabbed Freshman All-American

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Bethune-Cookman pitcher Anthony Maldonado has been named a 2017 Freshman All-American, announced Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball News from their home office in Tucson, Arizona.

Maldonado, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound freshman from West Palm Beach, Florida, was named an All-America starting pitcher. The right-hander finished the 2017 season as a First Team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference performer, helping the Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman to their first-ever NCAA regional finals.The Palm Beach Central High alum completed the year with an 8-3 overall record on the bump, using a team-low 3.02 earned run average (ERA). He started in 15 games on the year, making one appearance out of the bullpen to earn his only save of the season in a 6-2 decision over No. 3 national seed Florida over the weekend in the NCAA Gainesville [Fla.] Regional.

On the year, he pitched in 86.1 innings, striking out 61 batters and walking 31. Batters hit at just a .222 clip against him as well.

The CBN Freshman All-America Team was highlighted by Kevin Milam (Saint Mary’s) with a .313 average and 12 home runs, as well as pitcher Sean Mooney (St. John’s) with an 8-1 record and a 1.22 ERA.

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