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Verlander Named Freshman All-American

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: June 05, 2002
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June 5, 2002

TUCSON, AZ - COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NEWS announced that Old Dominion University freshman righthander Justin Verlander (Goochland, VA.) has been selected first team Freshman All-American. Verlander, the CAA Rookie of the Year becomes the sixth Monarch newcomer to earn first team honors.

The 6-4, 195-pounder led the CAA with a 1.90 earned run average. He ranked second in the league with 137 strikeouts in 113.2 innings. He had eight complete games and was involved in all four Monarch shutouts.

Verlander fanned ten or more batters five times, including an ODU record 17 in a 2-0 victory over James Madison. His season strikeout total is second highest in ODU history and third in CAA history. Opponents hit only.207 against him and only 15 of the 83 hits he gave up were for extra bases. He averaged 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings pitched, catching 53 batters looking.

PAST ODU FIRST TEAM FRESHMAN ALL AMERICANS

PlayerYearAssociation
1985Wiley LeeCollegiate Baseball
1991Wayne GomesCollegiate Baseball & Baseball America
1993Kevin GibbsCollegiate Baseball & Baseball America
1994Brett WheelerCollegiate Baseball
1998Tim HummelCollegiate Baseball & Baseball America

Note: Baseball America has not yet released their freshmen squad.

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