Bethune-Cookman Danny Rodriguez Tabbed Freshman All-American

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Bethune-Cookman Baseball first baseman Danny Rodriguez was honored Thursday as he was named to the 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

Rodriguez, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound freshman from Pembroke Pines, Florida, was named to the All-American team after finishing fourth on the Wildcats squad with a .309 batting average. He played and started in 54 games on the year, most of them coming at the first base position. He finished second on the squad with 10 home runs, including three during the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Championships.

A two-time MEAC Rookie of the Week honoree, Rodriguez became the first MEAC Rookie of the Year from Bethune-Cookman since Scott Garner received the award in 2011.

Rodriguez led the Wildcats with 46 RBI’s on the campaign, and co9llected a .986 fielding percentage with a team-leading 414 putouts and 21 assists.

The Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team was highlighted by Co-Players of the Year Seth Beer (Clemson) and Kevin Strohschein (Tennessee Tech), as well as Pitcher of the Year Colton Eastman (Cal State Fullerton). Bryce Fehmel (Oregon State) was selected Relief Pitcher of the Year.

For a complete list and release of this year’s Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team, please click here.

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