Stouffer Named Preseason All-American

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TUCSON, Ariz.--Texas A&M senior Blake Stouffer was named to the Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America first team as a second baseman, Collegiate Baseball newspaper announced.

Stouffer, a San Antonio native, was at or near the top of every offensive category for the Aggies last season. A consensus All-America selection and first-team All-Big 12 and all-region pick, Stouffer hit .385 with 12 home runs, 85 RBI and a .668 slugging percentage while swiping 22 bases. His 102 hits and 23 doubles in 2007 ranked third all-time on the school's charts.

Stouffer joins Texas’ Kyle Russell as the only Big 12 representatives on the first team. The league placed a total of four on the three squads.

It marks the second preseason All-America honor for Stouffer, who earned third-team accolades from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) in December.

Texas A&M opens the 2008 season on February 22 at 6:30 p.m. when the Aggies host Northern Colorado. Season tickets are available now by calling 888-99-AGGIE or by logging on to www.aggieathletics.com.

First Team Pre-Season All-Americans

RHP Jacob Thompson, Virginia (11-0, 1.50 ERA, 101 K, 32 BB)

RHP Preston Guilmet, Arizona (12-2, 1.87 ERA, 146 K, 34 BB)

RHP Anthony Shawler, Old Dominion (11-2, 2.20 ERA, 130 K, 29 BB)

LHP Brian Matusz, San Diego (10-3, 2.85 ERA, 163 K, 37 BB)

LHP Josh Satow, Arizona St. (13-3, 2.76 ERA, 119 K, 53 BB)

RHP Scott Gorgen, U.C. Irvine (13-3, 2.83 ERA, 117 K, 41 BB)

Relief A.J. Griffin, San Diego (11 SV, 6-2 record, 2.70 ERA)

C Buster Posey, Florida St. (.382, 3 HR, 21 2B, 65 RBI)

1B Brett Wallace, Arizona St. (.404, 16 HR, 17 2B, 78 RBI)

2B Blake Stouffer, Texas A&M (.398, 12 HR, 23 2B, 85 RBI, 22 SB)

2B Johnny Giavotella, New Orleans (.385, 15 HR, 19 2B, 65 RBI, 17 SB)

3B Pedro Alvarez, Vanderbilt (.386, 18 HR, 21 2B, 68 RBI)

SS Alex Buchholz, Delaware (.387, 11 HR, 27 2B, 63 RBI)

OF Dominic de la Osa, Vanderbilt (.378, 20 HR, 23 2B, 62 RBI, 20 SB)

OF Kyle Russell, Texas (.336, 28 HR, 11 2B, 71 RBI, 10 SB)

OF Brad McElroy, Charlotte (.401, 11 HR, 26 2B, 68 RBI, 14 SB)

UT Josh Romanski, San Diego (9-1 pitching record, 3.05 ERA, 92 K, 24 BB, .335 BA, 10 2B)

Second Team Pre-Season All-Americans

RHP Ryan Berry, Rice

RHP Bobby Gagg, Coastal Carolina

RHP Mike Leake, Arizona St.

RHP & LHP Pat Venditte, Creighton

LHP Cole St. Clair, Rice

RHP Aaron Shafer, Wichita St.

Relief Rob Wooten, North Carolina

Relief Robbie Elsemiller, Stetson

C Ryan Lavarnway, Yale

C Blake Murphy, Western Carolina

1B Justin Smoak, South Carolina

1B Dustin Ackley, North Carolina

1B Yonder Alonso, Miami (Fla.)

2B Brandon Turner, Mississippi St.

3B Conor Gillaspie, Wichita St.

3B James Darnell, South Carolina

SS Ryan Flaherty, Vanderbilt

OF Jordan Danks, Texas

OF Collin Cowgill, Kentucky

OF Aaron Luna, Rice

OF Jack Rye, Florida St.

OF Tommy Baldridge, Coastal Carolina

UT Zach Putnam, Michigan

Third Team Pre-Season All-Americans

RHP Mike Stutes, Oregon St.

RHP Jorge Reyes, Oregon St.

RHP Tyson Ross, California

RHP Lance Lynn, Mississippi

RHP Aaron Crow, Missouri

RHP Adam Warren, North Carolina

RHP Zack Pitts, Louisville

LHP Rob Musgrave, Wichita St.

LHP Anthony Capra, Wichita St.

LHP Christian Friedrich, Eastern Kentucky

Relief Daniel Schlereth, Arizona

Relief Matt Gorgen, California

Relief Drew O'Neil, Penn St.

Relief Eryk McConnell, North Carolina St.

C Tim Federowicz, North Carolina

C Doug Hogan, Clemson

1B Ryne White, Purdue

1B Nate Recknagel, Michigan

1B Allan Dykstra, Wake Forest

1B C.J. Ziegler, Arizona

1B Ike Davis, Arizona St.

2B David Adams, Virginia

3B William Block, Florida Atlantic

3B Chris Dominguez, Louisville

SS Jason Christian, Michigan

SS Brandon Crawford, UCLA

SS Danny Espinosa, Long Beach St.

OF Mike McKenna, Florida Atlantic

OF Clay Whittemore, Jacksonville St.

OF Dave Sappelt, Coastal Carolina

OF Tyler Stovall, Central Michigan

OF David Rubinstein, Appalachian St.

UT Cole White, Army