Freshman All-America

Alabama freshman right-hander David Robertson (Tuscaloosa) was named to the 2005 Baseball America Second-Team Freshman All-American squad on Wednesday.

Robertson is the 12th different Alabama rookie to be named to the Freshman All-American team. Alabama Coach Jim Wells has had at least one freshman All-America selection in nine of his 11 years at The Capstone.

A second-team Freshman All-America pick, David Robertson held opponents to the lowest batting average (.182) in the Southeastern Conference this past season and set the Alabama single-season record for freshmen with 105 strikeouts.

He appeared in 32 games as a freshman and compiled a 7-5 (.583) record with eight saves and a 2.92 ERA. He ha 29 relief appearances and three starts for the Crimson Tide. The freshman worked 74 innings and allowed 48 hits, 28 runs and 24 earned runs, with 36 walks and 105 strikeouts.

Robertson set the UA single-season freshman record with 105 strikeouts this season. The previous record was 98 strikeouts by Wade LeBlanc in 2004. Robertson also set the UH single-season record with 12.8 strikeouts per nine innings. The previous record was 12.6 by Alan Dunn in 1981.

Robertson's 105 strikeouts are the third-most in school history. He also ranked ninth in appearances and ninth in saves.

In addition to holding the opposition to the lowest batting average in the league, Robertson also led the SEC in fewest hits allowed (48) and ranked fourth in saves (8), fifth in appearances (32), eighth in strikeouts (105) and 10th in ERA (2.92).

Robertson was previously named to the 2005 Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball newspaper Freshman All-American squad. He was also named to the 2005 Freshman All-SEC team as selected by the league's head coaches. He was also a Freshman All-SEC selection by SEBaseball.com and a Third-Team All-SEC pick by SEBaseball.com.


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