Baseball: Putnam All-American

Michigan pitcher/DH Zach Putnam was selected by Baseball America as a second team All-American at the start of the 2007 College World Series on Saturday night. Putnam, who also received Michigan's awards as the most valuable player and the most valuable pitcher, also because the first player in Big 10 history to record All-Big 10 honors at two different positions in the same season.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After receiving the Ray Fisher Award, given annually to the Michigan MVP, and the Goeff Zahn Award, presented to Michigans Most Valuable Pitcher, Michigan pitcher/DH Zach Putnam received a bit more good news on Saturday when he was placed on the Baseball America All-American second team.

Putnam, who finished the season with an 8-5 record and a 3.87 earned run average, was the ace of the Michigan staff during his sophomore season.

In his first Super Regional appearance, Putnam took a no hitter through 8.2 innings before surrendering the lone Oregon State single of the game in a 1-0 Michigan loss.

After pitching the opener each weekend, Putnam also was a stand out for the Wolverines at the plate. At the DH position, Putnam batted clean up for the Wolverines and hit at a .330 clip. He also recorded 59 runs batted in and 8 home runs.

He was also the first player in Big 10 history to record first team All-Conference honors at two separate positions, Pitcher and DH.

Putnam is the first Wolverines baseball player to record All-American honors since catcher Jake Fox was a third team All-American in 2003.

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