Closer Quackenbush named 2nd-team All-American
USF baseball has its first All-American in 14 years, as closer Kevin Quackenbush was selected as a second-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association after a season in which he posted the lowest ERA ever by a Bulls pitcher.
Quackenbush's 0.81 ERA is the lowest of any of the 24 pitchers on the NCBWA's three All-America teams -- he allowed just three earned runs in 28 appearances totaling 33.1 innings. He also piled up 12 saves, pitching well enough to be drafted in the eighth round by the San Diego Padres. He's the first USF player honored on an All-American team since Ross Gload -- now with the Philadelphia Phillies -- did so in 1997.
Quackenbush was one of six Bulls players drafted, matching the most ever by USF in one draft class.