Moore, Conforto named All-Americans

CORVALLIS — Oregon State freshman Andrew Moore and sophomore Michael Conforto were each named first-team All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) on Monday.

The honors come on the heels of the Beavers' run at the College World Series in Omaha, which saw Oregon State finish with a 2-2 record and remain as one of the last four teams still alive. OSU tallied 52 wins on the year, setting a new school record.

For Moore, it's his third All-America honor of the year after both Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball recognized him earlier in June. He finished the season with a 14-2 record, tying for the nation's lead in victories. The 14 wins also tied him with Scott Christman (1993) for the most ever by an Oregon State pitcher.

Moore, the Pac-12's freshman of the year, posted a 1.79 earned run average, the 10th-lowest single season total in team history. He struck out 72 and walked just 28 in 131 innings of work, and the righty held opponents to a .207 average while compiling a 0.92 WHIP.

Conforto was named the Pac-12's player of the year and was a first-team All-America selection by Perfect Game. He finished the year tied for the Pac-12's lead with 11 home runs — giving him 24 in two seasons at Oregon State.

Conforto also finished in a tie for the Pac-12's lead with a .447 on-base percentage. He's first with 41 walks, second with 130 total bases, fourth with 81 hits, tied for sixth with 47 runs batted in and tied for eighth with 14 doubles.


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