TUCSON, Ariz. — Nick Madrigal and Luke Heimlich are first-team Collegiate Baseball preseason All-Americans while Jake Mulholland received honorable mention, the publication announced Monday.
All three earned All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball last season.
Madrigal was the Pac-12 Conference’s player and defensive player of the year in 2017. He batted a team-leading .380 with 20 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 40 runs batted in. He was successful on 16-of-20 stolen-base attempts and ended the year with a .979 fielding percentage.
Heimlich was named the Pac-12’s pitcher of the year and led the nation with a 0.76 earned run average, posting an 11-1 record. He struck out 128 in 118⅓ innings and held opponents to a .172 batting average while issuing only 22 walks.
Mulholland received Pac-12 honorable mention after leading the Beavers with six saves. He had a 7-1 record and 1.20 ERA in his first season in Corvallis. Opponents batted just .183 against him, while he struck out 44 and yielded 12 walks in 52⅓ innings.
Oregon State opens the 2018 season Feb. 16 against New Mexico in Surprise, Arizona.