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James Kaprielian Earns Perfect Game Freshman All-America Honors
By: UCLA Athletics

UCLA relief pitcher James Kaprielian has earned second-team freshman All-America honors from Perfect Game USA, as announced by the publication today. He previously earned freshman All-America honors from Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball back in June.

Kaprielian, a right-hander from Tustin, Calif., posted a 1.55 ERA in 34 relief appearances this past season, giving him the second-lowest ERA on the team. He recorded two saves while giving up just seven earned runs in 40.2 innings during his freshman season, serving as an integral part of a bullpen that helped lead UCLA to the 2013 NCAA Championship. Additionally, Kaprielian struck out 53 batters and allowed just a .141 batting average against him all year.

In Pac-12 play, he appeared in 16 games while posting a 1.65 ERA and 19 strikeouts. Kaprielian also appeared in six postseason games for the Bruins, giving up just one run in 5.2 innings pitched while striking out seven.


Perfect Game USA Freshman All-America Teams

C - Mitch Ghelfi, Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1B - Patrick Mazeika, Stetson
2B - Ian Happ, Cincinnati
SS - Alex Bregman, LSU
3B - Xavier Turner, Vanderbilt
OF - Skye Bolt, North Carolina
OF - DJ Stewart, Florida State
OF - Joe McCarthy, Virginia
DH - Landon Lassiter, North Carolina
UT - Jacob Cronenworth, Michigan
SP - Justin Garza, Cal State Fullerton
SP - Thomas Eshelman, Cal State Fullerton
SP - Andrew Moore, Oregon State
SP - Cole Irvin, Oregon
RP - Trent Thornton, North Carolina

C - Anthony Hermelyn, Oklahoma
1B - Carl Wise, College of Charleston
2B - Max Schrock, South Carolina
SS - Blake Trahan, Louisiana-Lafayette
3B - David Thompson, Miami (Fla.)
OF - Donnie Dewees, North Florida
OF - Jacob Hannemann, BYU
OF - Tate Matheny, Missouri State
DH - Edwin Rios, Florida International
UT - Corbin Olmstead, North Florida
SP - Ryan Kellogg, Arizona State
SP - Kevin Duchene, Illinois
SP - Jimmy Herget, South Florida
SP - Matthew Crownover, Clemson
RP - James Kaprielian, UCLA

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