Juniors Stuart Turner and Bobby Wahl continued to earn All-America honors Wednesday.
June 12, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. – Junior catcher Stuart Turner and junior right-hander Bobby Wahl continued to pull in All-America honors on Wednesday when Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) released their annual teams on Wednesday.
Turner was named a first team selection at catcher by Baseball America, while Wahl was named a second team selection by the NCBWA.
A finalist for the Johnny Bench Award honoring the nation’s top catcher, Turner performed at a high level both offensively and defensively for the Rebels this season, most impressively with his defense behind the plate. The junior backstop threw out 51 percent of runners this season, gunning down 21-of-41 base runners on steal attempts to lead the Southeastern Conference in that category and all Bench Award finalists by a large margin with his defense.
At the plate, Turner hit .374 for the season with 51 RBI, 44 runs scored, 15 doubles and five home runs. He led the team at the plate and finished fourth in the SEC in batting average this past season as he helped Ole Miss post a 38-24 record and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the 11th time in the last 13 seasons.
An All-SEC first team selection, Turner was recently drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2013 MLB Draft with the 78th overall pick.
Wahl, who was also named an All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball earlier this season, was named a second team selection by the NCBWA.
The right-hander finished the season with a perfect 10-0 mark on the year and a 2.03 ERA, leading the Rebels on the mound as the Friday night starter to anchor the weekend rotation. He was named an All-SEC second team selection by the league’s coaches.
Wahl was the first 10-win pitcher for the Rebels since Cody Satterwhite posted 11 wins in the 2006 season, mostly coming out of the bullpen through the stretch run of the season. Wahl is the first regular starter to hit the 10-win mark for the Rebels since Pete Montrenes in the 2001 season.
This season, Wahl struck out 78 through his 97.2 innings of work and held opponents to a .197 batting average in his time on the mound. He combined for three shutouts and also pitched a complete-game shutout of Tennessee this past season. His three combined shutouts all came against nationally-ranked teams and helped set up a pair of series sweeps and a series win over in-state rival Mississippi State.
Through his 16 starts, Wahl left the game with the Rebels trailing only once. In eight starts against nationally-ranked teams, the right-hander posted a 4-0 record with a 1.14 ERA and in his four no-decisions left the game with the Rebels tied or holding to a lead.
Wahl was drafted last week by the Oakland Athletics in the fifth round of the 2013 MLB Draft.
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