East Carolina freshman Seth Maness picked up a school-record sixth All-America honor when he was named First-Team Freshman All-America by Baseball America the publication announced Monday.
The Pinehurst, N.C. native, who was named Conference USA Freshman-of-the-Year, had one of the best freshman seasons in Pirate history after posting a 9-2 record with a 3.27 ERA and 81 strikeouts with just 20 walks in 98.1 pitched. Maness became just the second freshmen in ECU history to win nine games (Mickey Britt, 1977).
With his Baseball America (BA) first-team selection, Maness is the first Pirate freshman to be named to six All-America teams, four of those coming on freshman teams. He is the only Pirate in school history to be selected to six all-america squads in the same season and is the fourth Pirate to earn BA freshman all-america honors joining John Williamson (1998), Lee Delfino (1999) and Darryl Lawhorn (2002).
Seth Maness 2008 Honors
Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
Ping!Baseball Third-Team All-America
Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America (Collegiate Baseball)
Baseball America First-Team Freshman All-America
Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) First-Team Freshman All-America
Ping!Baseball Freshman All-America
ABCA/Rawlings Second-Team All-Atlantic Region
Conference USA Freshman-of-the-Year
First-Team All Conference USA
Conference USA All-Freshman Team