Shea Langeliers is chalking up awards at the same rate he racked up RBIs.
The Baylor catcher was named to Baseball America’s Freshman All-America team as a first-team selection on Monday. With that honor, Langeliers became the first freshman in Baylor baseball history to earn freshman All-America recognition from four different publications – the other three being the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game/Rawlings.
He is the sixth BU freshman to be so honored by Baseball America, joining Jeremy Dodson and Jon Topolski (1996), Jason Jennings (1997), Zane Carlson (2000) and Logan Vick (2010).
The slugger from Keller, Texas, played like a veteran in 2017, connecting for 66 hits, 43 runs, 14 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and a .313 batting average. He also threw out 44 percent of baserunners trying to steal.
His 10 home runs were a Baylor record for a freshman catcher and one shy of Max Muncy’s overall freshman record. Langeliers is spending his summer playing in the prestigious Cape Cod League, for the Chatham (Mass.) Anglers.