USF's Shane McClanahan named freshman All-American
Bulls LHP Shane McClanahan, a likely big-league draftee this time next year, has been named a first-team freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
A power pitcher who redshirted the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, McClanahan finished 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA as USF's Saturday night starter. Brandishing a fastball that can reach the upper 90s, McClanahan struck out 104 batters in 76 innings. His 12.32 strikeouts per nine innings ranked eighth nationally.
He's the first Bull to be recognized as a freshman All-American since Kevin Merrell (2015), who was expected to be drafted as early as Monday night.