More All-America honors for IU baseball

Honors continue to roll in for members of the Indiana baseball team, long after the 2014 season has ended. Perfect Game announced that four IU players earned All-America status including Kyle Schwarber and Dustin DeMuth (pictured) on the first team.

Even two weeks after the season officially came to an end in the NCAA Regional round, members of the Indiana baseball team continue to reap the rewards for their efforts.

Perfect Game, a website dedicated to amateur baseball, was the latest to honor IU players this week when it announced its All American teams.

Dustin DeMuth and Kyle Schwarber were named first team All-Americans, Sam Travis was a second team selection and Joey DeNato was on the third team.

Both Schwarber and Travis were preseason All-America picks by Perfect Game. IU led all programs with the most Perfect Game All-Americans with four.

That makes a total of four major college baseball publications in 2014 that have tabbed both DeMuth and Schwarber as All-Americans. Travis and DeNato have been named by three publications.

DeMuth finished his senior season batting a Big Ten-leading .374 to go along with five home runs and 40 RBI. For his career, DeMuth was a .344 hitter in 236 career games played. He started every game he appeared in during his four years. The LaPorte, Ind., native was selected in the fifth round by the Milwaukee Brewers in this year's MLB Draft.

DeNato finished the season as IU's all-time career leader in wins (37), strikeouts (297) and innings pitched (369.1). As a senior, the San Diego, Calif. native was 13-1 with a 1.82 ERA and led the team with 81 strikeouts. He set Indiana single season records in innings pitched (109.1) and wins. He was a 19th round selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in last week's draft.

Schwarber was the fourth overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in this year's MLB First-Year Player Draft and is already off to a hot start in the Cubs' minor league program. He hit .358 for Indiana in 2014 with 14 home runs and 48 RBI while slugging .659. He is the highest draft pick ever in program history.

Travis, the 67th overall draft pick by the Boston Red Sox and 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year, had a batting average of .347 as junior with 12 home runs and a team-leading 58 RBI.


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