Texas A&M's Loux, Stilson Honored by Baseball America

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DURHAM, N.C. -- Texas A&M pitchers Barret Loux and John Stilson were named to the 2010 Baseball America College All-America Teams, the publication announced Wednesday. Loux was a first-team honoree as a starting pitcher, while Stilson was the second team relief pitcher.

Loux, a junior from Houston and first-team All-Big 12 pick, was the Aggies’ Friday-night starter all season. He finished the year with an 11-2 mark and a 2.83 ERA, and led the Big 12 with 136 strikeouts in just 105 innings of work. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Loux with the sixth overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft earlier this month, making him the second-highest draft pick in school history. Loux also became the seventh Aggie to be a first-team selection by Baseball America, joining Scott Beerer (2003), Daylan Holt (1999), Jeff Granger (1993), Terry Taylor (1989), John Byington (1989) and Scott Livingstone (1987).

Stilson, a sophomore from Texarkana, went 9-1 with 10 saves, and broke a 40-year-old school record by posting an incredible 0.80 ERA. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed just 12 runs (seven earned) in 79 innings of work, striking out 114 and holding hitters to a .181 average, and was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year for his efforts. He picked up a win and a save in NCAA Regional play at Miami, earning a spot on the regional’s all-tournament team.

Texas A&M finished the season at 43-21-1, claiming the school’s fifth Big 12 title in Oklahoma City and advancing to the finals of the NCAA Coral Gables Regional.

The complete list of All-America honorees can be found at baseballamerica.com.

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