DeLand, Fla. - On Wednesday the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams were announced by Collegiate Baseball newspaper and Stetson's Nick Rickles and Kurt Schluter earned third team honors.
Rickles has led the Hatters to one of their best seasons in the history of the program. He was voted First Team All-Conference and is the team leader in batting average (.353), hits (82), doubles (20), and home runs (12), and is second in RBI (60). Rickles is one of 13 players in the nation still eligible for the Johnny Bech Award, and made the final 60-man watch list for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award. toughest players to strike out in NCAA Division I baseball with just eight K's in 232 at bats this season.
Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year and First Team All-Conference Kurt Schluter has one of the longest current win streaks in the nation with nine consecutive victories dating back to last season. Although he has missed five starts he is still tied for the league lead in wins with eight and leads the league in ERA at 1.40. He was on pace for a record-breaking season before going down with a season-ending injury over five weeks ago.
Stetson is set to take on North Carolina State tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. in the opening game of the Columbia, South Carolina Regional.