Saturday, December 27, 2008

Maine Black Bears Catcher Earns Pre-Season All American

University of Maine junior catcher Myckie Lugbauer (Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac) was recognized as a third-team Louisville Slugger Pre-Season All-American as announced by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Tuesday, December 23. Lugbauer was one of six catchers from around Division I named to one of the three pre-season teams, and one of three on the third-team.

The 6-4 Black Bear captain led the team with 43 runs batted in and 19 doubles during the 2008 season and finished second in batting average (.343), slugging percentage (.552) and on-base percentage (.412) only to teammate and America East Player of the Year Curt Smith. On the defensive side of the ball, Lugbauer posted a .989 fielding percentage with only three errors in 280 chances. He threw out 65% of runners attempting a stolen base against him, catching seven of 13 runners.

Lugbauer was the America East Rookie of the Year and a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American in 2007. Last season, the Black Bear was the America East First-Team catcher.

Courtesy University of Maine


Anonymous said...

how do you make America East 1st Team or Pre-season All-American when you weren't the starting catcher on your own team? Just cusious. He caught 8 of 26 league games.


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