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Beer, Okey, Krall NCBWA A-As

Beer, Okey, Krall NCBWA A-As

CLEMSON, S.C. – Seth Beer, Chris Okey and Pat Krall were named All-Americans by NCBWA, announced Wednesday. Beer and Okey were first-team selections, while Krall was a second-team choice. It marked the first time the Tigers had two first-team All-Americans in one season since 2006 (Tyler Colvin, Andy D’Alessio).

Beer, a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy and Golden Spikes Award, was the ACC Player-of-the-Year, the first freshman in history to win the award. He batted .369 with 57 runs, 13 doubles, 18 homers, 70 RBIs, a .700 slugging percentage, 62 walks, 15 hit-by-pitches, a .535 on-base percentage and one steal in 62 games. He ended the season on a 60-game on-base streak and had a 26-game hitting streak earlier in the season.

Okey batted .339 with 16 doubles, two triples, 15 homers, 74 RBIs, 61 runs, a .611 slugging percentage, 51 walks, a .465 on-base percentage and four steals in starting all 64 games at catcher. With his first-team pick, Okey became the Tigers’ first two-time, first-team All-American since Jeff Baker (2001,02).

Krall became the first Tiger in history to lead the team outright in wins (10) and saves (5) in one season in 2016. He was 10-2 with a 1.67 ERA and .203 opponents’ batting average along with 65 strikeouts against 17 walks in 80.2 innings pitched over 29 appearances (three starts).