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Whatley picks up Baseball America Freshman All-America Honors

Whatley picks up Baseball America Freshman All-America Honors

TULSA, Okla. - Oral Roberts freshman catcher Matt Whatley was named second team Freshman All-American by Baseball America, when the publication released its postseason teams Monday afternoon.

This marks the second Freshman All-America team Whatley has been named to since the conclusion of the 2015 season. He was also named Freshman All-American by both Collegiate Baseball.

In addition to the Freshman All-America team, the Claremore, Okla. native also earned Summit League Newcomer of the Year honors and First Team All-Summit League accolades behind the plate.

Whatley led ORU in hitting with a .355 average. His 44 RBI were second most among the Golden Eagles and finished the season with a .528 slugging percentage and .437 on base percentage. He had a team high 56 runs scored which also ranked in the top 50 nationally adding, three triples and 16 stolen bases.

To view the complete Baseball America release, click HERE.

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