Jung, Warren garner All-America accolades
LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech junior shortstop Josh Jung and senior first baseman Cameron Warren collected additional All-America honors Wednesday from the likes of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) and Perfect Game.
Jung was a second-team honoree by both organizations, bringing his list of All-America recognitions to four heading into this weekend's College World Series opener versus Michigan. Warren, meanwhile, was named to the first team by Perfect Game and the third team by the NCBWA, his second and third All-America accolades already this season.
Additionally, the pair were also included in the Rawlings All-Region teams that are determined by members of the American Baseball Coaches of America (ABCA). Jung was tabbed to the All-Midwest Region first team, earning him a nomination to the All-America ballot, while Warren was a second-team honoree.
Jung, who was named the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award winner earlier today, has been a dominating force at the plate and in the field this season, hitting .342 overall with 14 home runs and 56 RBI from the middle of the Tech lineup. He has been a regular on the base paths, reaching at a .476 percentage thanks in part to 22 doubles and a team-leading 52 walks.
Warren has put together his best season as a Red Raider as he has frustrated opposing pitchers to the tune of a team-leading .354 average. He also leads the Red Raiders with 17 home runs, 76 RBI and an impressive .664 slugging percentage to go along with 16 doubles and a .448 on-base percentage. Defensively, he has stopped almost every ball his way with a .996 fielding percentage that includes only two errors.
The two sluggers have connected on three home runs each during NCAA Tournament play alone en route to leading the Red Raiders back to the College World Series in Omaha for a second-consecutive year and the fourth time in the past six seasons.
Tech opens the College World Series with a 1 p.m. first pitch Saturday against Michigan at TD Ameritrade Park. Coverage will be provided nationally on ESPN as well as the Texas Tech Sports Network.