OMAHA, Neb. — Saint Mary's baseball freshman Kevin Milam added yet another All-American accolade to his 2017 resume on Thursday, being named an All-American for the fourth time in two weeks, this time by D1Baseball.com.
Milam was named to the D1Baseball All-America third team as one of the best two-way players in the country this spring. The national honor adds to his three others also earned this month – Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-America third team, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman of the Year (and Freshmen All-American) and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Freshmen All-American first team.
Milam was the Gaels' leader at the plate and in the bullpen, helping Saint Mary's to its most wins (37) since 1977 and a second straight berth in the West Coast Conference Tournament. He batted .313 with 12 home runs, 14 doubles and 55 RBIs. He slugged a team-high .547 and added 45 runs scored, 23 walks and a .397 on-base percentage.
On the mound, Milam led SMC with 22 appearances – all in relief. He posted a 3-1 record and 2.27 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 39 2/3 innings pitched. He limited opponents to a .191 batting average while only allowing 10 earned runs.
Milam was also named the 2017 WCC Freshman of the Year. He was placed on both the All-WCC second team and the All-WCC Freshmen Team. He is playing his summer collegiate ball in Maryland with the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken League. Fellow SMC freshman Ken Waldichuk, as well as underclassmen Ty Madrigal and Matt Green join him there.
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