All-America Honors Bestowed on Ausua, Cummings by NCBWA

All-America Honors Bestowed on Ausua, Cummings by NCBWA

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Oral Roberts baseball's Miguel Ausua and Noah Cummings were recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on its 22nd Annual All-America Teams.

 

After two rounds of voting by the organization, 71 baseball student-athletes comprise the first, second and third teams. Twenty-one different conferences were represented with nine conference championship teams included. The three All-America squads also were made up of 14 conference players of the year, 12 conference pitchers of the year winners and 12 first-round draft picks in the recent Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.

 

Ausua landed on the NCBWA All-America Second Team after posting an 11-3 record for the Golden Eagles as his 11 wins ranked third in all of NCAA Division I baseball. A junior from Peñuelas, Puerto Rico, he was one of 19 starting pitchers selected to the All-America team. The left hander was named Summit League Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-Summit League selection in 2017 behind a conference-best 1.65 earned run average, which was seventh in the nation. Ausua, also was picked as the Summit League Championship MVP, allowed only one earned run over his final 38 innings of work, including a stretch of 36.2 scoreless frames.

 

Cummings, an All-America Third Team honoree, was a run-producing machine for ORU in 2017 tallying 70 RBI, ranking 12th in the country. The junior was named Summit League Player of the Year after leading the conference in RBI (70) and runs scored (47). A native of Alpine, California, Cummings was second in the league belting a career-best 15 home runs and totaling a .567 slugging percentage, while starting all 59 games in the outfield. He added 14 doubles and had 24 multi-hit performances with 22 games of multiple RBI.

 

Ausua and Cummings are the first Golden Eagles to pick up All-America status since Anthony Sequeira was a second-team honoree by Louisville Slugger in 2015. The duo also marks the first time since 2009 where multiple ORU players earned the distinction in a single season.

 

2017 NCBWA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA TEAM

First Team: C Riley Adams, San Diego, Jr.; 1B Brent Rooker, Mississippi State, r-Jr.; 2B Braden Shewmake, Texas A&M, Fr.; 3B Jake Burger, Missouri State, Jr.; SS Jeremy Eierman, Missouri State, So.; OF Greg Deichmann, LSU, Jr.; OF Stuart Fairchild, Wake Forest, Jr.; OF Niko Hulsizer, Morehead State, So.; OF Matt Wallner, Southern Miss, Fr.; DH Keston Hiura UC Irvine, Jr.; UT Brendan McKay, Louisville, Jr.; SP J.B. Bukauskas, North Carolina, Jr.; SP Trey Cumbie, Houston, So.; SP David Peterson, Oregon, Jr.; SP Jake Thompson, Oregon State, r-Jr.; RP Michael Byrne, Florida, So.; RP Lincoln Henzman, Louisville, Jr.; RP Josh Hiatt, North Carolina, r-Fr.; RP Colton Hock, Stanford, Jr.; RP Kenyon Yovan, Oregon, Fr.

 

Second Team: C Ben Breazeale, Wake Forest, Sr.; 1B Jake Adams, Iowa, Jr.; 2B Riley Mahan, Kentucky, Jr.; 3B Drew Ellis, Louisville, Jr.; SS Jake Scheiner, Houston, Jr.; OF Seth Beer, Clemson, So.; OF Adam Groesbeck, Air Force, Sr.; OF Brandon Gutzler, Murray State, r-Jr.; DH Alfonso Rivas, Arizona, So.; UT Adam Haseley, Virginia, Jr.; SP Cory Abbott, Loyola Marymount, Jr.; SP Miguel Ausua, Oral Roberts, Jr.; SP Griffin Canning, UCLA, Jr.; SP Alex Faedo, Florida, Jr.; SP Logan Gilbert, Stetson, So.; SP Jared Janczak, TCU, r-So.; SP Alex Lange, LSU, Jr.; RP Ross Learned, Purdue, Jr.; RP Wyatt Marks, Louisiana, Jr.; RP Troy Montemayor, Baylor, Jr.; RP Jake Mulholland, Oregon State, Fr.; RP Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss, So.

 

Third Team: C Evan Skoug, TCU, Jr.; C Travis Watkins, East Carolina, r-Sr.; 1B Ben Fisher, Eastern Kentucky, Sr.; 2B Carson Crites, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.; 3B Carl Stajduhar, New Mexico, Jr.; SS Logan Warmoth, North Carolina, Jr.; Nick Madrigal, Oregon State, So.; OF D.J. Artis, Liberty, So.; OF Bryce Bowman, Western Carolina, r-So.; OF Noah Cummings, Oral Roberts, Jr.; OF Jeren Kendall, Vanderbilt, Jr.; OF Brian Miller, North Carolina, Jr.; DH Ryan Flick, Tennessee Tech, Jr.; UT Jake Meyers, Nebraska, Jr.; UT Braden Zarbnisky, West Virginia, So.; SP Drew Hemmerich, Norfolk State, Sr.; SP Brigham Hill, Texas A&M, Jr.; SP Tyler Holton, Florida State, So.; SP Gunner Leger, Louisiana, Jr.; SP Casey Mize, Auburn, So.; SP Sean Mooney, St. John's, Fr.; SP JP Sears, The Citadel, Jr.; SP Bryan Shaffer, Maryland, Jr.; RP Sam Bordner, Louisville, So.; RP Tommy Doyle, Virginia, Sr.; #RP Alex Padilla, UIC, r-So.; RP Spencer Price, Mississippi State, So.; RP Logan Salow, Kentucky, Sr.

 

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