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2021-06-14

﹛﹛Cullowhee, N.C. 每 Western Carolina freshman shortstop Pascanel Ferreras was named to the 2021 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team, powered by Diamond Sports, the publication announced today.

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﹛﹛Ferreras is the eighth Catamount to earn Freshman All-America status from Collegiate Baseball since 1991 每 and the fifth freshman under head coach Bobby Moranda. He was the only representative from the Southern Conference on the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America squad.

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﹛﹛Ferreras added the Freshman All-American honor to his litany of postseason accolades that included being named second-team All-Southern Conference at shortstop and selected to the SoCon’s All-Freshman team. He additionally garnered SoCon All-Tournament team plaudits after leading WCU to the championship game with seven hits including five for extra bases with three homers and 10 RBI at Fluor Field.

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﹛﹛A product of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Parkview High, Ferreras finished his rookie collegiate season with a .329 batting average over 49 games, collecting 70 base hits including 11 doubles, two triples, and a team-leading 16 home runs, the second-most in the Southern Conference. He scored 56 runs to finish second on the Catamount squad while his team-best 56 RBI and 133 total bases led the conference. He ranked 38th nationally with a 1.14 RBI per game average.

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﹛﹛Equally as impressive for Ferreras was his performance in the field. Starting every game at shortstop, Ferreras recorded 129 assists and 75 putouts while turning a SoCon-leading 38 double-plays helping the Catamounts rank ninth nationally with a 0.96 double-plays per game average.

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﹛﹛Ferreras is expected to play this summer with the Yarmouth-Denis Red Sox of the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League which opens its altered 2021 season on June 20.

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﹛﹛A combined 97 freshmen nationwide were honored with the list including 18 starting pitchers, 11 relief pitchers, and 68 position players. Selections were made by nominations from school media relations/sports information offices as well as respective conference offices.

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﹛﹛Keep track of everything related to Catamount baseball and WCU Athletics through social media outlets on Facebook (fb.com/CatamountSports), Twitter (@Catamounts, @CatamountBSB), and Instagram (wcu_catamounts, catamountbsb).

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﹛﹛WCU’s Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-America Selections:

﹛﹛1991 每 Phillip Grundy

﹛﹛1996 每 Chris Moore

﹛﹛2005 每 Steven Strausbaugh

﹛﹛2009 每 Ross Heffley

﹛﹛2012 每 Jacob Hoyle

﹛﹛2014 每 Bryan Sammons

﹛﹛2018 每 Justice Bigbie

﹛﹛2021 每 Pascanel Ferreras

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