FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas sophomore left-handed pitcher Nick Schmidt was named a second-team All-American by Baseball America on Tuesday.
The St. Louis native was also named a third-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Coaches Association. Schmidt has been named to four All-America teams following the 2006 season, including first-team honors by Louisville Slugger (Collegiate Baseball) and the College Baseball Foundation. He was also selected as the Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year by the 12 league coaches.
Schmidt posted a 9-3 record this season with a 3.01 ERA in 116.2 innings and 145 strikeouts. His 145 Ks is the second-most in a single season in school history and moved him into fourth on the career list with 234. Schmidt posted eight double-digit strikeout performances in 17 starts in 2006.
He is slated participate in the 2006 USA Baseball National Team Trials on June 22-July 1 in Durham, N.C. The trials will be held in exhibition games with the New England Collegiate League. Schmidt is one of 36 players invited to the USA Baseball National Team Trials. The USA Baseball National Team will consist of a 22-man roster that will be announced on July 2.