More All-America Honors for Garver, Peterson
Feb. 18, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Even though the season has officially started, Mitch Garver and DJ Peterson received one last preseason All-America honor as they were both named to CollegeBaseballInsider.com's first team.
The All-America honors streamed in this offseason for the offensive leaders of the Lobos as each was named preseason First Team All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Collegiate Baseball newspaper, and PerfectGame.org. Peterson also garnered second team honors from Baseball America.
The Lobos lost two of three against Oklahoma State during the opening weekend, but Peterson and Garver still produced. Peterson, a junior third baseman from Gilbert, Ariz., finished the weekend hitting .455 (5-for-11) with a double, a triple, a grand slam, four runs scored, and six RBI. He slugged 1.000 and had an on-base percentage of .625 thanks to getting hit by a pitch and walking four times, three times intentionally.
Each time the Cowboys walked him intentionally, however, Garver came through with a run-scoring hit. The senior catcher from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque hit .462 (6-for-13) over the weekend with a double, a triple, three runs and five RBI. He slugged .692 and had an on-base percentage of .563. He was also flawless in the field on 31 chances and recorded six assists from behind the plate.
The Lobos return to action this Friday in the Kleberg Bank College Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas. They face the host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders Friday night, the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday afternoon, and the Oklahoma Sooners Sunday morning.
The complete release and rosters can be found here.