June 8, 2016 - by
Raleigh Honored as Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

TUCSON, Ariz. – Florida State catcher Cal Raleigh was named a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger the organization announced today.

This marks the second All-Freshman honor for Raleigh, who was also named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s All-Freshman team prior to the start of the league tournament. The switch-hitting backstop was also a preseason candidate for the Johnny Bench Award, presented annual to the nation’s best catcher.

Raleigh has made a significant impact on the Seminoles’ lineup in his first season, entering the NCAA Super Regionals versus Florida ranked among the top five in six major categories including home runs (10-2nd), slugging percentage (.613-2nd), RBI (50-3rd), doubles (16-3rd), runs (45-4th) and hits (68-4th).

Raleigh has also made an impact on the FSU record books among freshmen, ranking among the top 25 in doubles (16-7th), home runs (10-8th), hits (68-17th), RBI (50-13th) and runs (45-24th).

The Cullowhee, NC, native is one of three Florida State hitters with at least 20 multi-hit games, along with John Sansone and Taylor Walls. Two of those came last weekend in the Tallahassee Regional when he finished 2-for-4 against both Alabama State (June 3) and South Alabama (June 5).

One of Raleigh’s best performances this season came at Pittsburgh when he finished 2-for-3 with two runs and four RBI. He also had at least three RBI in five games in 2016, emerging with multiple doubles in three games.

Raleigh and the Seminoles are set to make their 15th appearance in the NCAA Super Regionals this weekend in the best-of-three series with rival Florida that begins on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.

Seminole fans can always stay up-to-date with the Florida State Baseball team by following the official twitter page of the Seminoles (@FSUBaseball).

Raleigh Honored as Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American

Louisville All-Freshmen Selections


RHP Colton Eastman, Cal State Fullerton
RHP Braden Webb, South Carolina
RHP Davis Martin, Texas Tech
LHP Cullen Dana, Seton Hall
LHP Dalton Horton, Texas Christian
LHP Ross Massey, Tulane
LHP Steve Theetge, Bryant
RHP Nick Lee, Louisiana-Lafayette
LHP Steven Gingery, Texas Tech
LHP Tim Cate, Connecticut
LHP Brandon Walter, Delaware
LHP Bryan King, McNeese State
LHP Austin Drury, North Florida
RHP Adam Hill, South Carolina
RHP Alex Royalty, N.C. Wilmington
RHP Andrew Gottfried, High Point
RHP Caleb Sampen, Wright State
RHP Dylan Coleman, Missouri State
RHP Jensen Elliott, Oklahoma State
RHP Justin Hagenman, Penn State
RHP Kyle Bradish, New Mexico State
RHP Kyle Molnar, UCLA
RHP Michael Dailey, Virginia Commonwealth
RHP Mitch Ullom, Houston
RHP Noah Song, Navy
RHP Patrick Raby, Vanderbilt
RHP Tristan Beck, Stanford
RHP Tyler Ward, Indiana State
RHP William Anderson, Northern Illinois
RHP Bret Clarke, Stony Brook
RHP Cole Gnetz, Miami, OH
RHP Scott Politz, Yale
RHP Jake Irvin, Oklahoma
RHP James McArthur, Mississippi


Bryce Fehmel, Oregon State
Chad Luensmann, Nebraska
Frankie Bartow, Miami, FL
Andy Pagnozzi, Mississippi
Nick Sandlin, Southern Mississippi
Zach Wolfe, Seattle A first-team
Austin Kitchen, Coastal Carolina
Brady Feigl, Mississippi
Sean Hjelle, Kentucky
Trey Cumbie, Houston
Conard Broom, Mercer
Tyler Starks, Stephen F. Austin
Durbin Feltman, Texas Christian
Ethan Roberts, Tennessee Tech


Fabian Pena, Manhattan
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Justin Kunz, Gardner-Webb
Matt O’Neill, Pennsylvania
Michael Curry, Georgia
Nick Meyer, Cal Poly
Joey Bart, Georgia Tech
Dominic DeRenzo, Oklahoma
Andy Pratt, New Mexico


Tristan English, Georgia Tech
Joe Davis, Houston
Charlie Concannon, St. Joseph’s
Nick Patten, Delaware
Danny Rodriguez, Bethune-Cookman
Greyson Jenista, Wichita State
Rudy Rott, Ohio
Chas Hadden, Belmont


Eriq White, Alabama State
Josh Shaw, St. John’s
Nick Dunn, Maryland
Nick Madrigal, Oregon State
Richie Palacios, Towson
Dupree Heart, College of Charleston
Ethan Paul, Vanderbilt
Devon Ortiz, S.C. Upstate
Third Basemen
Jonathan India, Florida
Nic Ready, Air Force
Kyle Isbel, UNLV
Robin Adames, Lamar
Luke Miller, Indiana


Ford Proctor, Rice
Owen Miller, Illinois State
Kyle Marinconz, Cal Poly
Brennan Breaud, Southeastern Louisiana
Connor Smith, Western Michigan
Reid Leonard, Morehead State
Jeremy Eierman, Missouri State


Kevin Strohschein, Tennessee Tech
Seth Beer, Clemson
Jake Mangum, Mississippi State
Jimmy Herron, Duke
Calvin Newsome, Jackson State
Jabari Richards, Furman
Darius Hill, West Virginia
DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., Utah
Dayton Dugas, Wichita State
D.J. Artis, Liberty
Dwanya Williams Sutton, East Carolina A
Hunter Steinmetz, Missouri State
Jameson Hannah, Dallas Baptist
Josh Watson, Texas Christian
Keaton Kringlen, Brigham Young
Kevin Collard, San Diego
Miles Lewis, North Dakota
Nick Angelini, Bryant
Steele Walker, Oklahoma
Tanner Mann-Fix, Appalachian State
Kyle Baker, Delaware
Devin Foyle, Kansas
Marty Costes, Maryland
Blake Benefield, Middle Tennessee
Brett Kinneman, N.C. State
Travis Swaggerty, South Alabama
Luken Baker, Texas Christian
Matt Vierling, Notre Dame


Alonzo Jones, Vanderbilt
Josh Rolette, Kansas State
Alec Bohm, Wichita State
Alex Dee, Illinois-Chicago
Diandre Amion, Alabama State
Trevor Snyder, Morehead Stat

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