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    PG USA Preseason All-America LJ Mazzilli.

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    PG USA Preseason All-America LJ Mazzilli.
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    Jan. 21, 2013

    STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut baseball senior second baseman LJ Mazzilli (Greenwich, Conn.) was named to the Perfect Game Preseason All-America First Team for the second straight season.  Mazzilli was previously named to the All-America First Team by Collegiate Baseball News.

    Mazzilli was also honored as the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year and a member of the All-BIG EAST Preseason Team.  Last season, he was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and ABCA Northeast Regional Second Team.  In the June 2012 MLB Draft, Mazzilli was taken 280th overall by the Minnesota Twins in the ninth round.

    As a junior, Mazzilli led UConn in almost every major offensive category; including batting average (.339), doubles (19), home runs (9), runs (43) and RBI (38).

    Mazzilli is the only player from the BIG EAST to be honored by Perfect Game USA.

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