Alex Yarbrough hit .380 and fielded at a .989 clip through 62 games in 2012.
June 26, 2012
OXFORD, Miss. – The postseason honors have continued to pour in for Rebel second baseman Alex Yarbrough as the junior was most recently named a first team All-America selection by both Baseball America and Perfect Game.
The pair of organizations are the most recent to name Yarbrough as a first team selection to their annual All-America squads, joining Collegiate Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the American Baseball Coaches Association in tabbing the Texas native as an All-American.
Yarbrough helped lead the Rebels to the NCAA Tournament this season as Ole Miss advanced to the College Station regional hosted by Texas A&M University. There the Rebels advanced to the championship game of the regional before ending the season, marking the sixth time in the last eight seasons Ole Miss has advanced to the championship game of an NCAA Regional. Four of those times, the Rebels have advanced to an NCAA Super Regional.
It also marked the ninth time in the last 10 seasons that Ole Miss has advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Yarbrough batted at a .380 clip, leading the Rebels at the plate in the 2012 season and finishing second in the Southeastern Conference in batting. He ranked in the top 10 of six offensive categories at the end of the regular season and was named an All-SEC first team selection by the league’s coaches.
The second baseman belted out 17 doubles, three triples and three home runs while posting 43 RBI and scoring 43 runs on the year. His slugging percentage of .508 was third on the team and his on base percentage of .437 was second on the year.
Yarbrough also turned in a stellar season in the field defensively, committing only three errors through 62 games as he posted a .989 fielding percentage. He was also named as an SEC All-Defensive team selection by the league’s coaches for his play in the field. After committing his first error in the second game of the season, Yarbrough went 456.0 consecutive innings without an error before committing his second of the season.
Drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Yarbrough signed with the Angeles recently and has begun his professional baseball career.
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