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
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
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.
More information on the team can be accessed at www.baseballnews.com.
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