FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas freshman outfielder Jake Dugger was named to the Baseball America All-Freshmen Second Team it was announced Friday.
Dugger hit .293 with 44 RBI, eight home runs, nine doubles and three triples in his first season in a Razorback uniform as he helped lead the Hogs to the College World Series.
“This a nice honor for Jake,” Arkansas head coach Dave Van Horn said. “He worked hard and hustled everyday. He hit leadoff for us this and did a good job in that role. We look forward to seeing his progress next season when we take the field in fall ball.”
A native of Omaha, Neb., Dugger also earned Southeastern Conference All-Tournament honors after he hit .400 with two doubles and three RBI. Dugger also displayed strong defensive skills during the tournament with several fully-extended catches in left field.
Dugger was one of three true freshmen on the Hogs’ roster to play virtually every day. Dugger appeared in 67 games with 64 starts. He was also only one of six SEC players to be named to the national list compiled by Baseball America.
Arkansas concluded the 2004 season with a 45-24 overall record and claimed a share of the SEC title. The Razorbacks also claimed the SEC Western Division title outright and advanced to the program’s fifth College World Series.