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Mediavilla Earns Freshman All-America Honors

Richard Lewis/Miami Athletics

Courtesy UM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami reliever Michael Mediavilla was among those recognized with Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced Wednesday.

Mediavilla has emerged as Miami’s top lefthanded reliever in his first season with the Hurricanes. The southpaw has made 32 appearances – second-most of any UM pitcher – and has recorded an impressive total of 45 strikeouts in 34.0 innings.

The local Mater Academy product has held opponents to a .175 average with a 3-2 record and a 2.12 ERA. Mediavilla was one of a national-best 12 players from the ACC selected for the honor.

Miami had two players selected as Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball in 2014: Zack Collins (catcher) and Bryan Garcia (relief pitcher), while Collins took home National Freshman of the Year honors from Baseball America.

For the full release from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, click HERE.