Joey DeMichele named First Team All-American by ABCA
Sophomore designated hitter Joey DeMichele has earned First Team All-American honors by the American Baseball Coaches Association. DeMichele, who was also named a Third Team All-American by Baseball America, was also a First Team All-West Region selection.
DeMichele (Phoenix, Ariz.) led the Pac-10 with his .368 batting average and his .663 slugging percentage. He finished the year with a team-leading nine home runs and drove in 51 runs. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Tempe Regional thanks to his walk-off homer against New Mexico and had 12 RBI in ASU's six postseason games.
The All-West Region teams are determined by a vote of coaches in the region, while the All-American team is voted on by coaches across the country.