Gators 2B Turgeon, former Dunedin standout, earns freshman honor

GAINESVILLE — Former Dunedin standout and current Florida second baseman Casey Turgeon on Thursday was named a second-team Freshman All-American by Baseball America.

The Palm Harbor native started 65 of 67 games and batted .281 with 35 runs, 30 RBIs, 27 walks, 11 doubles and 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts. In seven NCAA Tournament games, he hit .357 (10-for-28).

Turgeon ranked second on the team with a .364 average in 37 nonconference games.

He is the ninth Freshman All-American in coach Kevin O'Sullivan's five-year tenure, joining Josh Adams (2008), Preston Tucker ('09), Nolan Fontana ('10), Brian Johnson ('10), Austin Maddox ('10), Hudson Randall ('10), Mike Zunino ('10) and Karsten Whitson ('11).

bay area players honored: FSU softball pitcher Bailey Schinella (Newsome High) and leftfielder Kirstin Austin (King High) were named to the All-ACC Academic Team.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

Gators 2B Turgeon, former Dunedin standout, earns freshman honor 07/05/12 [Last modified: Thursday, July 5, 2012 10:07pm]

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