Stanford baseball pitchers earn NCBWA All-American honors


Stanford pitchers Brendan Beck and Jacob Palisch earned spots as freshmen All-America as named by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on Monday.

Beck was named to the first team with Palisch earning a berth on the second team. It is the second freshmen All-America honor for the duo after being named to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's All-Freshmen team last week.

Jacob Palisch/Stanford Athletics
Beck, a right-hander out of Corona, went 8-0 in 17 appearances, including 12 starts. In 66 2/3 innings, he carried a 2.43 ERA while holding opposing batters to a .225 average and issuing just 12 walks.

Beck carried a perfect game into the sixth inning of an 11-1 win at Texas on March 11.

Palisch, who hails from Richardson, Texas, went 3-1 with a 1.72 ERA in 26 relief appearances.

The left-hander allowed 45 base runners (33 hits, 12 walks) in 47 innings, holding opponents to a .198 batting average and adding four saves.

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