Two Rutgers Freshmen Named to Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team
Outfielder Mike Carter along with right-hander Gaby Rosa are now the 26th and 27th players in Rutgers history to earn All-America status. Both Carter and Rosa were huge factors in the Scarlet Knights success this season.
Carter earned third-team all-conference this season while hitting .318 from the leadoff spot. Carter tied the team lead with 67 hits and also lead the team with a .355 average in conference games this season. He also had 34 RBIs.
Carter was also impressive defensively making only one error in center field. He recorded four assists.
This is Rosa’s second award of the season, winning American Athletic Conference Co-Rookie of the Year. He finished the season with a 2.91 ERA in 15 games, 11 of which were starts this season. Rosa finished the season with a 6-3 record giving him the most wins by a Rutgers freshman since 2006.
Not only did Rosa win six games in his rookie season, but he went into the ninth innings in his victory against Hartford before being taken out with two outs remaining.
Rosa also led the league with 15 fly outs per game. When interviewed previously Rosa noted that, “I am more of a fly ball pitcher and have been working off my fastball this season.”
Carter and Rosa are just two of the freshmen who dominated the Rutgers lineup during the 2014 season. The Scarlet Knights finished 30-25 for the 2014 season and 14-9 in the AAC. The Scarlet Knights tied for third with Houston in the AAC.
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