OMAHA, Neb.—Three members of the Texas A&M baseball team were honored Thursday when the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced its yearly award winners.
Junior pitcher Barret Loux was named to the ABCA All-America Third Team and earned first-team All-Midwest Region honors, while senior shortstop Brodie Greene and sophomore pitcher John Stilson were second-team All-Midwest Region honorees.
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.
A second-team All-Big 12 selection, Greene took home the Aggies' "triple crown" after hitting .395 with 14 home runs and 55 RBIs. All told, the Bullard native led the team in 14 offensive categories, and his 105 hits ranked third all-time in A&M history--two shy of the school record. He finished his career with a .348 average, 252 hits, 29 home runs, 125 RBIs and 48 stolen bases, and was selected in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Greene is currently playing for the Lynchburg (Va.) Hillcats of the Class “A” Carolina League.
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 all-America and all-region teams can be found at abca.org.