Elon Baseball’s Brnovich Earns First-Team All-America, All-Region Nods

Posted by Press Release on June 13, 2018 at 11:30 am under College | Comments are off for this article

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – After setting a new program record for strikeouts, Elon University sophomore pitcher Kyle Brnovich has been selected as a First Team Perfect Game/Rawlings All-American. This is the second All-America honor for the right-hander this year. Brnovich was also named a first-team member of the Atlantic-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team on Wednesday, June 13.

2018 Perfect Game/Rawlings All-Americans
2018 ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Teams

Brnovich becomes the first Elon baseball player to earn a first-team All-America nod since Donnie Brown did so in 1989 when the program played at the NAIA level. He is the eighth Phoenix player to pick up ABCA All-Region accolades.

Over the course of the campaign, Brnovich posted an 8-2 overall record and finished the regular season leading the nation with 147 strikeouts. He finished his year with a 1.71 ERA and held opponents to a .159 batting average over 105.0 innings in 15 starts. The Milton, Ga., resident’s strikeout total rates second on the CAA’s single-season chart. Brnovich recorded 10 or more strikeouts in eight of his starts and has twice fanned 14 hitters this season.

Brnovich, who earned first-team All-CAA accolades this year, currently rates among the national leaders in strikeouts (4th), ERA (10th), strikeouts per nine innings (14th with 12.60), hits allowed per nine innings (3rd with 4.89) and WHIP (13th with 0.89).

Brnovich was selected to represent the United States as a member of the 2018 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team this summer. He is a semifinalist for both the Golden Spikes Award and College Baseball Foundation’s National Pitcher of the Year Award.

In his two years at Elon, Brnovich is 14-7 with a 2.35 ERA and ranks third on the program’s career chart with 250 strikeouts.

2018 First Team Perfect Game/Rawlings All-Americans
C – Joey Bart, Georgia Tech
1B – Andrew Vaughn, California
2B – Kody Clemens, Texas
3B – Jonathan India, Florida
SS – Seth Lancaster, Coastal Carolina
OF – Devin Granberg, Dallas Baptist
OF – Bryant Packard, East Carolina
OF – Trevor Larnach, Oregon State
DH – Bren Spillane, Illinois
UT – Brooks Wilson, Stetson
SP – Nick Sandlin, Southern Miss
SP – Brady Singer, Florida
SP – Casey Mize, Auburn
SP – Kyle Brnovich, Elon
SP – Logan Gilbert, Stetson
RP – Michael Byrne, Florida
RP – Jack Little, Stanford

2018 First Team Atlantic-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Team
C – Joey Bart, Georgia Tech
C – Cal Raleigh, Florida State
1B – Kevin Woodall, Coastal Carolina
2B – Andy Weber, Virginia
2B – Christian Jones, Campbell
3B – Kyle Datres, North Carolina
SS – Seth Lancaster, Coastal Carolina
OF – Seth Beer, Clemson
OF – Andrew Mortiz, UNCG
OF – Matt Pita, VMI
OF – Brett Kinneman, NC State
P – Kyle Brnovich, Elon
P – Drew Parrish, Florida State
P – Matt Frisbee, UNCG
RP – Ryley Gilliam, Clemson

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