Foyle Named Freshman All-American
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced Wednesday morning that Kansas left fielder Devin Foyle earned a spot on the 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team.
“What a great honor,” Foyle said. “There are many great players on that list and to be recognized in their company means a lot.”
Foyle earned this recognition after a freshman campaign where he started 54 of KU’s 56 games and saw action in all but one contest. Foyle batted .290 (56-for-193) with 14 doubles, four triples, three home runs, 32 RBIs and 37 runs scored. His .451 slugging percentage and .400 on-base percentage both ranked third on the Jayhawk squad, while his 14 hit-by-pitches ranked second. Those 14 hit-by-pitches also set a new Kansas freshman record.
“Foyle had an outstanding freshman season playing in one of the toughest conferences in America,” head coach Ritch Price said. “I am confident that he will continue to develop his skill set in every aspect of the game moving forward. He has a chance to be one of the best players in program history.”
Foyle is the fifth player in Kansas history to be recognized as a Freshman All-American and the second in the last three years as closer Stephen Villines was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-American Second Team in 2014.
After a standout freshman season, Foyle trekked North to spend his summer playing in the Northwoods League for the Willmar Stingers.
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