Along with the rush of excitement that inches in with every passing moment closer to the first pitch in Omaha, Texas Tech fans have even more to celebrate. The past couple of days have flooded junior Josh Jung and senior Cameron Warren with accolades.
Most notably Jung and Warren ended up on the All-American first and second teams, respectively by D1Baseball. This marks Jung’s fifth All-America honor this season, making him one of four players to repeat first/second team honors in back-to-back years. As a prolific shortstop, he has been in position to make head-turning play after head-turning play. During the regional he showcased his athleticism with a bare handed grab out by third followed with a laser to first for the out.
In addition to the All-American honors, Jung collected the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. This is given annually to the athlete with superior performance at the plate, in academics, and through personal integrity. His list of awards this year has continued to grow and joins other accomplished titles such as Big 12 co-Player of the Year.
On the All-American second team for D1, Warren has had himself an astounding year. Warren now has four All-America awards and it is only a glimpse at his best season as a Red Raider with a .354 batting average. Even more flashy, he has collected 17 home runs (a couple of grand slams) and 76 RBI. Warren operates as one of this team’s most efficient defensive players with a .966 fielding percentage that has only two errors on the season.
Both Jung and Warren are going to be vital pieces for Texas Tech during the College World Series, a well deserved closing opportunity to a long and effortful season. Good luck to both of these guys and the rest of the baseball team as they take on Michigan tomorrow at 1pm!