Southeastern’s Brennan Stuprich and Jacob Burke were named to the Freshmen All-American team Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball.
Stuprich, first-team All-Conference and Southland Conference Freshman of the Year selection, was dominant as the regular-season ERA leader.
He threw 812/3 innings, finished seventh in wins with six, was 10th in opponents batting average at .224 and 13th in strikeouts with 67. Stuprich’s dominant freshman campaign ended with a 2.31 ERA.
Stuprich also was the Southland pitcher of the week after eight scoreless innings against Abilene Christian on April 12 and was voted Louisiana Sports Writers Association pitcher of the week after a shutout against New Orleans on April 26.
Burke was a second-team All-Conference utility selection. He finished the year with a .254 average, 45 runs scored and a team-high 22 extra base hits.
He recorded nine home runs on the year, none bigger than a three run home run in the Southland Conference Tournament to cap off the biggest comeback in program history.
Burke also led the Southland Conference with 23
Southeastern (32-24, 22-17), which won at least 30 games for the 14th consecutive full season, has produced nine Freshman All-Americans. Brennan Breaud (2016) was the last honoree.
Previous honorees include Cass Hargis (2008), Jordan Hymel (2010), Andro Cutura (2012), Jameson Fisher (2013), Mason Klotz (2013), Mac Sceroler (2015) and Brennan Breaud (2016).