The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has released its 2017 preseason college All-American teams, and three former Valley Leaguers have made the cut!
First of all, Bryson Bowman (Charles Town 2015), from Western Carolina, was named to the second team. Bryson hit 326/442/661 in 227 at-bats in 2016, clearly earning a spot among the best players in the nation.
Last, but not least, is Austin Edens (Staunton 2015), from Samford, who was also named to the 3rd team. Austin hit 311/375/598 in 241 at-bats, along with 12 doubles and 19 home runs in 2016. Austin was also the 8th best hitter in the VBL in 2015.
Congrats to all three!