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Murray Named Perfect Game Freshman All-American
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 06/13/2019
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke shortstop Ethan Murray was selected to the 2019 Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-American Second Team, the organization announced Thursday morning.

This is the second All-America honor for the Crozet, Va., native after being selected as a NCBWA Freshman All-American earlier this week. Murray is the 12th Blue Devil in history to garner Freshman All-American honors, joining teammate Joey Loperfido, who collected the honor from Collegiate Baseball following last season in 2018. Murray becomes just the fourth player in Duke history to be named a Freshman All-American by multiple publications, and the first Blue Devil to receive the honor from Perfect Game/Rawlings.

The ACC All-Freshman Team honoree recorded a standout freshman campaign as the team’s everyday shortstop. Murray started 58 contests across the season, leading the team in on-base percentage (.391), while ranking second in batting average (.305), RBI (40) and runs scored (48). The Duke infielder also tied for second on the team in hits with 61, while placing third in walks with 28.

The first-year Blue Devil paced the team’s offensive efforts in ACC play, batting a team-high .321 (34-106) across league play while adding 24 runs scored to rank first on the squad. The Duke shortstop ranked 20th overall in batting average in conference action, while placing seventh among freshmen.

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DUKE BASEBALL FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICANS

Year

Name

Position

Organization

2019

Ethan Murray

SS

Perfect Game/Rawlings (2nd)

2019

Ethan Murray

SS

NCBWA (2nd)

2018

Joey Loperfido

1B

Collegiate Baseball

2016

Jimmy Herron

OF

Louisville Slugger (3rd)

2011

Chris Marconcini

1B

Louisville Slugger (1st)

2010

Marcus Stroman

UT

Baseball America (3rd)

2009

Will Piwnica-Worms

OF

All-Ping! Fr. Team (3rd)

2007

Michael Seander

P

All-Ping! Fr. Team (2nd)

2007

Michael Seander

P

Louisville Slugger (1st)

2007

Michael Seander

P

Rivals.com (1st)

2002

Tim Layden

UT

Baseball America (3rd)

1998

JD Alleva

2B

Collegiate Baseball (HM)

1998

Brent Reid

P

Collegiate Baseball (1st)

1997

Vaughn Schill

UT

Baseball America (1st)

1997

Vaughn Schill

UT

Collegiate Baseball (1st)

1996

Jeff Becker

3B

Baseball America (2nd)

1996

Jeff Becker

3B

Mizuno (1st)

1993

Scott Schoeneweis

P

Collegiate Baseball (1st)

 

 

 

 

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