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5 June 2008

OVC Rookie of The Year Todd Cunningham
Makes Freshman All-American Team

OVC Rookie of the Year Todd Cunningham was one of three OVC players named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team on Wednesday. Photo: Courtesy of Steve Latham

Three OVC Players Named to Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team

Three Ohio Valley Conference players were named 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team as determined by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. The players were Jacksonville State OF Todd Cunningham, Eastern Kentucky 3B Jayson Langfels and UT Martin 1B/P Wes Patterson.

Cunningham was named OVC Rookie of the Year after hitting .340 with 73 hits, 65 runs, 16 doubles, three triples, a home run and 29 RBI in 57 games. He had a .456 slugging and .460 on-base percentage and was 6-for-7 in stolen base attempts in helping JSU to the OVC regular season championship and a 37-21 overall record.

Langfels, a member of the All-OVC Freshman Team, hit .304 with 56  hits, 37 runs, 10 doubles, eight triples, four home runs and 37 RBI in 53 games. The eight triples were an EKU single-season record. He slugged .511 and had an on-base percentage of .412 while stealing 11 bases in 16 attempts.

In 37 games, Patterson hit .297 with 35 hits, 21 runs, six doubles, 10 home runs and 29 RBI. He slugged a team-best .602 and had a .351 on-base percentage. As a pitcher he appeared in 17 games (starting three) and had four saves and 20 strikeouts in 36.2 innings of work.

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