Fletcher Tabbed ABCA All-West Region
Freshman David Fletcher was named second team ABCA All-West Region as a shortstop.
June 19, 2014
Having already been tabbed as a Freshman All-American according to Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association, David Fletcher added an American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-West Region second team selection on Wednesday. The All-West Region selection is the first for the Lions since Anthony Angel earned a first-team selection in 2000.
In selecting the awards, 303 Division I schools are divided into eight regions, including the West Region which encompasses 39 Division I schools. The 39 coaches at those schools nominate their players for recognition, then vote to select a first and second All-West Region Team. First team selectees become nominees with the first All-Region Teams from the other eight regions for All-America recognition.
Fletcher, who dazzled spectators defensively en route to the WCC Defensive Player of the Year honor, also produced at the plate. The native of Cypress, Calif. hit .329 with 37 runs scored, six doubles, two triples and 28 RBI while hitting safely in 30 of LMU's last 32 games, including a team-high 15-game hit streak to finish the year. Fletcher finished second only to fellow freshman Austin Miller in batting average, runs scored, hits (73), stolen bases (17) and multi-hit games (21). The team-leader in sacrifice bunts, he also finished third on the squad in on-base percentage and RBI hitting out of the first and second spots in the order.
Fletcher is currently playing for the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod League. To follow his progress, please click the link below:
David Fletcher - ORLEANS FIREBIRDS.
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