ECU's Maness Continues To Collect Baseball Honors
Former Pinecrest star Seth Maness keeps collecting postseason honors for his performance for the East Carolina University baseball team this season.
Maness, a freshman pitcher for the Pirates, was named to the 2008 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team by Collegiate Baseball Wednesday becoming the ninth Pirate freshman to be named an All-American and the first since Shane Mathews in 2004.
Maness, who was named third-team Louisville Slugger All-American last week, completed his inaugural season with a school freshman record nine wins, tying him with Justin Bristow for the team lead in wins.
He was 9-2 on the year, posted a 3.57 ERA with 81 strikeouts, 20 walks and allowed 49 runs (39 earned).
The Pinehurst native racked-up on postseason Conference USA accolades, taking home Freshman of the Year honors. He also was a C-USA All-Freshman Team selection. Earlier in the season he was named to the Roger Clemens Award Watch List and became the first ECU starting pitcher to begin a season 8-0.
He finished the season ranked among the league leaders in wins (tied for first); innings pitched and batters struck out looking (second); games started (third); strikeouts (fifth); ERA and opposing batting average (eighth).
The Pirates (42-21) finished the season with its second consecutive 40-plus win season and made its 23rd NCAA Regional appearance in school history and the ninth in the last 10 years.
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