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Whatley Earns Freshman All-American Accolades

Whatley Earns Freshman All-American Accolades

TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts freshman catcher Matt Whatley has been named second team Freshman All-American by, when the publication released its postseason teams Monday morning.

This marks the third Freshman All-America team Whatley has been named to since the conclusion of the 2015. He was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America earlier this month.

In addition to the Freshman All-America team, the Claremore, Okla. native earned Summit League Newcomer of the Year honors and First Team All-Summit League accolades at behind the plate.

Whatley led ORU in hitting with a .355 average. His 44 RBI were second most among the Golden Eagles and finished the season with a .528 slugging percentage and .437 on base percentage. He had a team high 56 runs scored which also ranked in the top 50 nationally adding, three triples and 16 stolen bases.

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