Two Gators named Freshman All-Americans

Florida’s season ended on Saturday, but the recognition for multiple players continues to be announced.

Florida second baseman Dalton Guthrie and catcher/designated hitter J.J. Schwarz were both named Freshman All-Americans by Baseball America. Schwarz was named to the first team while Guthrie was on the second team.

Schwarz was the most feared freshman hitter in the country. He ended the season with a .332 average and 18 home runs, setting the Florida freshman record, to go along with 73 RBI, leading the SEC. Schwarz became the first freshman to lead the SEC in RBI since Todd Walker did it for LSU in 1992. He was tied for the team lead with 16 doubles.

Guthrie started 69 of 70 games at second base. The only game he missed was the SEC Tournament final, when he sat out with a sore wrist after hurting it during a swing in the semifinal. Guthrie ended the year hitting .287 with 14 doubles, tied for third on the team, and his 55 runs scored were fourth on the team. He also made only six errors at second base while helping the nation’s best defense.

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