Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman named All-American in baseball

Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman celebrates with a teammate after hitting a solo home run in the first inning May 30 against St. John Bosco.  Freeman expects to be selected in the first five rounds of the MLB Draft, which begins Monday. (Photo by Will Lester/SCNG)

Another one has been bestowed on Etiwanda senior shortstop Tyler Freeman. Freeman has been named to he ABCA/Rawlings All-American team, one of just 13 players chosen nationwide to the first team.

He hit .526 with 35 runs scored, 36 RBI, eight doubles, four triples, four home runs and 18 stolen bases. His on-base percentage was a robust .638 and his slugging percentage .814 in leading the Eagles (27-3) to their first CIF championship.

His consistency was also impressive, as evidenced by the fact he got at least one hit in 28 of 30 games and recorded multiple hits in 17 games with a best of five coming against Chino Hills in a regulation game. He struck out just six times all season.

Freeman has signed with Texas Christian but was drafted in the second round by the Cleveland Indians earlier this month so he’s weighing the decision of going to college or pursuing professional baseball.

Here is the link to Rawlings release with list of players honored.

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