Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Release
TUCSON, Ariz. -- UConn baseball standout Willy Yahn has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-America team, Collegiate Baseball Newspaper announced on Wednesday (June 3). Yahn (Sharon, Conn.) is UConn's first Freshman All-American since George Springer in 2009.
During his rookie season in Storrs in 2015, Yahn made 46 appearances and batted .343 with six doubles, two triples and three home runs to earn All-Conference second team laurels. He added 28 runs scored and four stolen bases while striking out only 13 times in 172 at-bats. The third baseman posted the highest batting average amongst the eight Freshmen All-Americans at his position and placed fifth in The American in hitting. Yahn also ranks 43rd in the nation and second in the league with 13.2 at-bats per strikeout.
Yahn hit a home run in his first career start on March 18 at William & Mary and proceeded to start the final 43 games of the season for Connecticut. T recorded 19 multi-hit games on the year, including five with at least three base knocks. Yahn notched at least one hit in 32 of his 43 starts and finished among the UConn leaders with a .359 batting average with runners in scoring position and 14 two-out RBIs.
Louisville Slugger honored UConn ace Carson Cross (Brentwood, N.H.) as a third team All-American in May, making 2015 the first time since 2011 that the Huskies have had multiple All-America selections. Yahn joins Houston pitcher Seth Romero as one of two Freshmen All-Americans from the American Athletic Conference.