BSB | Milam Named Preseason All-American By CBN
Saint Mary's baseball's Kevin Milam was placed on Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's Preseason All-American First Team
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Saint Mary's baseball's Kevin Milam received his first honor for the 2018 season Monday before the 2017 calendar has even concluded, as he was named a 2018 Preseason First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
The two-way star could not have had a bigger breakout year for the Gaels than the one he had in 2017, his first year playing at the collegiate level. and he was recognized handsomely for it. Milam was named an All-American seven times, as well as being named the 2017 WCC Freshman of the Year. He was twice named an overall All-American third teamer (Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, D1Baseball.com) and was named a first team Freshman All-American five times (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, D1Baseball.com, NCBWA, Perfect Game).
He was also placed on the all-WCC Second Team and the all-WCC Freshmen Team. Milam batted .313 with 12 home runs (three grand slams), 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.
The 2018 Saint Mary's baseball season begins on Feb. 16, 2018, at Big West Conference champion Long Beach State. The Gaels' 2018 home opener will be on March 2, 2018, versus 2018 NCAA Regional participant Xavier. The Gaels host their annual First Pitch Dinner on Feb. 9, 2018, at the Blackhawk Country Club in Danville. Click here to RSVP.
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