May 29, 2014
NEW YORK - A trifecta of BIG EAST baseball student-athletes who authored stellar seasons were named Louisville Slugger All-Americas as selected by Collegiate Baseball magazine, it was announced Thursday morning. Seton Hall senior righty starter Josh Prevost and Creighton sophomore hurler Matt Warren were named to the second team, while Creighton sophomore first baseman Reagan Fowler was a third-team selection.
It's another honor for Prevost, who was recently named one of 21 semifinalists for the 37th Golden Spikes Award, presented annually by USA Baseball to the top amateur player in the country. The semifinalists will be whittled down to a group of finalists on June 3, with the award being presented July 17.
Prevost finished the season 12-2 with a 1.62 ERA in 15 appearances, all starts, with six complete games. His final appearance in a Seton Hall uniform came on the first day of the BIG EAST Tournament at MCU Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., last Thursday when he threw a complete-game four-hit gem in a 1-0 victory over St. John's. Entering the NCAA Regionals this weekend, Prevost is 11th in Division I with 111 strikeouts, third with 4.95 hits allowed per nine innings and second with a 0.72 WHIP. He was named the BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year at the conclusion of the regular season.
Fowler, the BIG EAST Co-Player of the Year with Seton Hall's D.J. Ruhlman, hit .362 with 16 doubles, three triples and 27 RBI while scoring 38 runs for the Bluejays, who captured the BIG EAST regular-season crown and advanced to the BIG EAST Championship game on Sunday against Xavier. Fowler was also a BIG EAST All-Tournament selection. He currently stands second in the BIG EAST in batting average, tied for third in doubles and leads with a .464 on base percentage.
While Fowler helped steady the Creighton offense, it was Warren who emerged as the Bluejays' No. 1 starter during the season. The sophomore ended the season 10-1 with a 2.03 ERA, third best in the BIG EAST, while making 12 starts and finishing with 29 appearances overall. Over 84.1 innings, he walked just 25 batters while striking out 45 and yielding 62 hits. His 6.62 hits-allowed-per-nine-innings average ranks second in the conference to Prevost.
All three players were named first-team All-BIG EAST by the head coaches earlier this month.