BALL STATE RELEASE
MUNCIE, Ind.– Ball State baseball’s Drey Jameson was the lone Mid-American Conference player to find his name on Baseball America’s Freshman All-America Team, the publication announced Wednesday. Jameson is the second Cardinal ever to be named to two Freshman All-America teams, joining Zach Plesac (2014). He also earned the honor from Collegiate Baseball.
Jameson, the MAC Freshman Pitcher of the Year, posted a 7-2 overall record in 2018 with a 3.88 ERA over 72 innings. In his 18 appearances, the righty struck out 97 batters, the second most by any freshman in the nation, and held opposing batters to a .203 batting average. The native of Greenfield, Indiana, notched quality starts in six of his nine conference starts. In league games, Jameson ranked among the top four pitchers in ERA (2.08), opponent batting average (.171), strikeouts (70), wins (6) and runs allowed (15).
“Another great honor for Drey,” head coach Rich Maloney said. “He had an outstanding freshman year. It is always special to be recognized by national publications.”
Click here for Baseball America’s complete Freshman All-America Team.
Ball State wrapped up the 2018 season with a 32-26 record and finished tied for second in the MAC standings with a 17-10 league ledger.