FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida Gulf Coast pitcher Chris Sale has been named a Ping! Baseball First Team All-American, it was announced Wednesday.
Overall, 102 players were recognized by the college baseball Web site.
Sale, already named the Collegiate Baseball's National Player of the Year, the Atlantic Sun Conference Pitcher of the Year, a Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I First-Team All-American, a semifinalist on the College Baseball Foundation's Pitcher of the Year Watch List, and a finalist for the 2010 USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award (GSA), finished his junior season with an 11-0 record, two saves and a 2.01 ERA in 17 appearances. He racked up 146 strikeouts with just 14 walks for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 10.4-to-1 for the year.
The Lakeland, Fla. native becomes the first two-time Division I All-American in Florida Gulf Coast baseball program history. He is also FGCU’s second two-time DI All-American (Cheyenne Jenks; 2009 Softball - Easton First Team All-American and Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-American).
The entire Ping!Baseball All-America Team can be viewed HERE.