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Texas Tech’s Brian Klein voted preseason All-American

The accolade puts the senior infielder in some elite company.

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One of the most consistent athletes in college baseball gets the recognition he deserves. On Tuesday, Texas Tech’s Brian Klein was named to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper preseason All-American teams for the 2020 college baseball season.

NCAA Baseball: College World Series-Michigan vs Texas Tech Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Last season as a junior, Klein started all 66 games at second base, hit for a .315 average paired with 57 RBI and helped the Red Raiders to advance to the College World Series the past two seasons, the first back-to-back trips in school history. He also hit two of his three total home runs in Omaha, which is played at the not-so-home run friendly TD Ameritrade Ballpark.

Klein is the seventh Red Raider to receive the preseason honor since 2017. Joining such names as Josh Jung, Gabe Holt, Caleb Kilian, Davis Martin, Steven Gingery and John McMillion.