Missouri State left-hander Matt Hall, formerly of Lee’s Summit West, was chosen as a first-team All-American by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Wednesday.
Hall, a junior, leads Division I with 163 strikeouts and has compiled an 11-2 record and 2.17 ERA in 116 innings this season. The Bears face Arkansas in a best-of-three NCAA Super Regional series Friday-Sunday in Fayetteville, Ark., for a spot in the College World Series.
Bears teammate Jon Harris, a right-hander who is 7-1 in 13 starts, made the second team. Reliever Bryan Young was chosen to the third team.
▪ Missouri right-hander Tanner Houck, 8-5 with a 3.49 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 100 2/3 innings, was chosen to the Freshman All-America team along with Missouri State third baseman Jake Burger. Burger, who hit .338 with three homers and 41 RBIs, was also chosen to the All-America third team.
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