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TerpZag
06-06-2018, 09:01 PM
Baseball's Yake Named to Collegiate Baseball's Freshman All-America Team

Yake Fourth Bulldog to Earn the Honor

June 6, 2018

Complete Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-America Team (http://baseballnews.com/collegiate-baseball-freshmen-aa-team/)

TUCSON, Ariz. Ė Gonzaga University freshman third baseman Ernie Yake was named to Collegiate Baseballís 2018 Freshmen All-American team that was released Wednesday afternoon. Yake is only the fourth Bulldog to be named to Collegiate Baseballís Freshmen All-America team, and he is the first Zag to earn the honor since Ryan Wiegand in 2006.

Yake had a breakout rookie season for the Bulldogs, leading the squad with a .322 batting average for the season with a .378 on-base percentage. He stole five bases and drew 18 walks, and he was the toughest Zag to strike out, going down just 20 times in 236 at-bats. He finished the year with 76 hits, 25 RBIs and 32 runs and shared the lead for the Bulldogs in doubles with 15 on the season.

The Bellingham, Wash. native had a spectacular defensive showing in his first season, finishing with just four errors on 136 chances with 30 putouts and 102 assists for a .971 fielding percentage. This is the third award this season for the first-year third baseman as Yake was named to both the All-WCC Second Team and WCC All-Freshman team in late May.


Gonzaga Article Link (http://www.gozags.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/060618aaa.html)

TerpZag
06-06-2018, 09:02 PM
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