DALLAS – Samford sophomore catcher Brooks Carlson was named to the 2019 NCBWA Preseason All-America Third Team, Monday afternoon.
Carlson is the lone Southern Conference player on the association's three teams. He is one of three players from Alabama programs across the three preseason teams, joining Auburn’s Will Holland (third team, short stop) and Troy’s Drew Frederic (third team, third base).
Carlson made a splash during his freshman campaign, leading the Bulldogs in batting average (.343), hits (79), doubles (16) and homeruns (10). He earned All-SoCon Second Team honors as well as All-Freshman Team honors.
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2019 NCBWA DIVISION I PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM
First Team: C Adley Rutschman, Oregon State, Jr.; 1B Andrew Vaughn, California, Jr.; 2B Chase Strumpf, UCLA, Jr.; SS Casey Martin, Arkansas, So.; 3B Josh Jung, Texas Tech, Jr; OF Michael Busch, North Carolina, Jr.; OF Heston Kjerstad, Arkansas, So.; OF Bryant Packard, East Carolina, Jr.; OF Jake Mangum, Mississippi State, Sr.; DH Spencer Torkelson, Arizona State, So.; UT Kevin Milam, St. Mary’s, So.; SP Andre Pallante, UC Irvine, Jr.; SP Kevin Abel, Oregon State, So.; SP Drew Parrish, Florida State, Jr.; SP Bryce Fehmel, Oregon State, Sr.; SP Kyle Brnovich, Elon, Jr.; SP Sean Mooney, St. John’s, Jr.; RP Jack Little, Stanford, Jr.; RP Chris Mauloni, Jacksonville, So.; RP Jake Mulholland, Oregon State, Jr.
C Patrick Bailey, NC State, So.; 1B Logan Wyatt, Louisville, Jr.; 2B Andrew Martin, Vanderbilt, So.; SS Bryson Stott, UNLV, Jr.; 3B Nick Quintana, Arizona, Jr.; OF Kevin Strohschein, Tennessee Tech, Sr.; OF Justin Dirden, SE Missouri State, Sr.; OF Matt Wallner, Southern Miss, Jr.; OF Will Dalton, Florida, Jr.; DH Joe Wainhouse, Washington, Sr.; UT Casey Schmitt, San Diego State, So.; SP Mason Feole, UConn, Jr.; SP Patrick Frederickson, Minnesota, So.; SP Nick Bennett, Louisville, Jr.; SP Hunter Gaddis, Georgia State, Jr.; SP Cody Bradford, Baylor, Jr.; RP Max Meyer, Minnesota, So.; RP Parker Caracci, Ole Miss, R-Jr.; RP Dylan Thomas, Hawaii, R-Jr.; RP Casey Legumina, Gonzaga, Jr.
Pos. Name, School, Class
C Shea Langeliers, Baylor, Jr.
C Reynaldo Pastrana, Marshall, Sr.
1B Michael Toglia, UCLA, Jr.
2B Bryan Arias, UTSA, Sr.
SS Will Holland, Auburn, Jr.
3B Drew Frederic, Troy, Jr.
OF Gabe Holt, Texas Tech, So.
OF Quin Cotton, Grand Canyon, Jr.
DH Brooks Carlson, Samford, So.
UT Kenyon Vovan, Oregon, Jr.
SP Logan Bailey, Louisiana Tech, Sr.
SP Matt Canterino, Rice, Jr.
SP Brendan Beck, Stanford, So.
SP Nick Lodolo, TCU, Jr.
SP Graeme Stinson, Duke, Jr.
RP Matt Cronin, Arkansas, Jr.
RP Layne Looney, Richmond, Sr.
RP Zach Schneider, Florida Atlantic, Sr.
RP Brandon Eisert, Oregon State, Jr.