Phegley Named All-Ping!
Jan. 20, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Junior catcher Josh Phegley added First Team All-Ping! Preseason Honors to his resume, Ping!Baseball announced. The publication is the fourth publication to recognize Phegley as the top catcher in the nation heading into the 2009 season.
Phegley has already been named a Preseason All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the National College Baseball Writers of America. Rivals.com also named Phegley the top returning catcher in the nation. He was named to the Brooks Wallace Player of the Year Award Watch List this preseason as well.
Phegley, who collected All-America honors from the National College Baseball Writers of America, the American Baseball Coaches Association and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper in 2008, finished off one of the best offensive seasons in IU history in 2008. The Terre Haute native posted a .438 average - the second-best clip in the nation - to go along with 15 home runs, 80 RBI and 20 doubles. He also finished second in the Big Ten with 69 runs, trailing only teammate and Cincinnati Reds draftee Andrew Means in that category.
The Hoosiers will begin their 2009 campaign against West Virginia in the Big Ten/BIG EAST Challenge on Feb. 20 in St. Petersburg, Fla. IU will also play Georgetown and South Florida in the three-day event.
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