Yarbrough Named All-American By Baseball Writers NCBWA Tabs Rebel Second Baseman For First Team Honors
Yarbrough earned his second All-America honor of the season on Wednesday.
June 13, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. – Second baseman Alex Yarbrough pulled in his second All-America honor of the 2012 season when he was named a first team selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Wednesday when the organization released its annual list of winners.
Yarbrough was also tabbed as a first team All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper earlier this season, marking the first publication to select him to the national honor this season. It is the eighth time in the last 10 seasons the Rebels have had a player named to an All-America team, joining an elite group of players that includes Stephen Head, Brian Pettway, Zack Cozart, Scott Bittle and Drew Pomeranz.
The middle infielder led the Rebels this season, batting at a .380 clip with 43 runs scored and 43 RBI. The junior finished second in the Southeastern Conference in batting average and was named a first team All-SEC selection as he helped lead Ole Miss to an NCAA Tournament appearance at the College Station Regional hosted by Texas A&M.
Yarbrough also tallied 17 doubles, three triples and three home runs. He led the team with 29 multiple-hit games and also posted 11 multiple-RBI games on the season.
The Rebels advanced to the Championship game of the regional with wins over TCU and Texas A&M before falling in the championship game to end the season. It was the ninth NCAA Tournament appearance for Ole Miss in the last 10 seasons and marked the sixth time in the last eight years the Rebels had played in the championship game of an NCAA Regional.
Yarbrough was also named to the SEC’s All-Defensive team as he committed only two errors in the regular season at second base and finished the year with only three errors total to field at a .989 clip through 62 games played.
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