Liberty pitcher Jared Lyons was selected to the 2015 Louisville Slugger NCAA Division All-America team.
Liberty pitcher Jared Lyons has been named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American team, the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced earlier today.
Lyons was selected to the third team. He becomes the first Flames pitcher and second Liberty player named to a postseason NCAA Division I All-America team in program history. Ryan Seiz became the first Liberty player to be selected to a postseason Division I All-America squad in 2014, as the second baseman was selected to three different All-America teams.
The senior left-hander also becomes the sixth player in program history to be named a postseason All-American.
Lyons and Campbell's Cole Hallum, who was selected to the third team as a utility player, represented the Big South.
Lyons was selected the Big South Pitcher of the Year, after posting career highs with an 8-2 record and a 1.99 ERA over 99 2/3 innings in 2015. The left-hander made 16 appearances and 13 starts for the Flames, who finished 33-23 overall. The senior struck out 100 batters, while walking 22. He finished the year 20th in the nation in WHIP (walks-hits per innings pitched).
The Yorktown, Va., native led the Big South Conference with three complete games and two shutouts. His .197 opponent batting average also topped the league.
For most of 2015, Lyons led the Big South in ERA, before finishing second. In addition, he was second in innings pitched, while completing the year third in wins and strikeouts.
Lyons was named the Big South Pitcher of the Week, three times this past season. He received the same honor from the ECAC three times during 2015.
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