June 7, 2016 - by
Walls Named First Team All-American by Baseball America

DURHAM, NC – Florida State shortstop Taylor Walls was named as a First Team All-American by Baseball America the organization announced today. Walls joins Dick Howser (1957, 58) and Stephen Cardullo (2009) as the only shortstops in program history to garner All-American recognition.

Walls was one of six players selected as a First Team All-American by Baseball America from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

This is the second award for Walls in the offseason after being named as a Second Team All-ACC honoree prior to the start of the conference tournament. He is also on the watch list for the 2016 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award.

The Cordele, Ga., native has started all 60 games at shortstop for the Seminoles this season. He heads into the Super Regional showdown with Florida this weekend ranked in the top five of seven major categories including hits (87-2nd), runs (71-1st), doubles (19-2nd), stolen bases (14-2nd), batting average (.367-3rd), RBI (45-4th).

Walls, who is currently on an eight-game hitting streak, became Florida State’s leadoff hitter five games into the 2016 season and has posted 25 multi-hit games—six shy of team leader John Sansone. Among those include a pair of four-hit outings against Pittsburgh (4-4; March 19) and Duke (4-5; May 13).

Walls will be looked to be one of the primary contributors when Florida State makes its 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).

Walls Named First Team All-American by Baseball America

Baseball America All-American Selections


Pos. Name, School
C Zack Collins, Miami
1B Eric Gutierrez, Texas Tech
2B Ryne Birk, Texas A&M
3B Boomer White, Texas A&M
SS Taylor Walls, Florida State
OF Seth Beer, Clemson
OF Anfernee Grier, Auburn
OF Kyle Lewis, Mercer
DH Will Craig, Wake Forest
UTL Brendan McKay, Louisville
Pos. Player, School
SP Eric Lauer, Kent State
SP A.J. Puckett, Pepperdine
SP Cody Sedlock, Illinois
SP Logan Shore, Florida
RP Troy Rallings, Washington
UTL Brendan McKay, Louisville


Pos. Name, School
C Chris Okey, Clemson
1B Jameson Fisher, Southeastern Louisiana
2B Jake Noll, Florida Gulf Coast
3B Nick Senzel, Tennessee
SS C.J. Chatham, Florida Atlantic
OF Heath Quinn, Samford
OF Corey Ray, Louisville
OF J.B. Woodman, Mississippi
DH Matt Thaiss, Virginia
UTL Luken Baker, Texas Christian
Pos. Player, School
SP Corbin Burnes, St. Mary’s
SP Connor Jones, Virginia
SP Brigham Hill, Texas A&M
SP Dakota Hudson, Mississippi State
RP Mark Ecker, Texas A&M
UTL Luken Baker, Texas Christian


Pos. Name, School
C Nick Feight, UNC Wilmington
1B Peter Alonso, Florida
2B Nick Solak, Louisville
3B Jake Burger, Missouri State
SS Donnie Walton, Oklahoma State
OF Ronnie Dawson, Ohio State
OF Jake Mangum, Mississippi State
OF David Oppenheim, Southern California
DH Brett Cumberland, California
UTL Adam Haseley, Virginia
Pos. Player, School
SP Keegan Akin, Western Michigan
SP Justin Dunn, Boston College
SP Joey Lucchesi, Southeast Missouri State
SP Thomas Hatch, Oklahoma State
RP Pat Krall, Clemson
UTL Adam Haseley, Virginia

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