Glen Perkins named second-team All-American

Minnesota sophomore lefthander Glen Perkins (Stillwater, Minn.) was named a Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American for the second straight season, according to an announcement by Collegiate Baseball Magazine. He becomes the first Minnesota pitcher since Wayne Knapp (in 1960-61) and Larry Bertelsen (1960-61) to claim All-American honors in back-to-back seasons. Paul Giel also claimed First-Team All-American honors in 1953 and '54, and also was a second-team All-American in 1952.

Glen Perkins received second-team honors last year, and was also one Collegiate Baseball's Freshmen Players of the Year.

Heading into this year's NCAA Tournament, Perkins has already claimed the 2004 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year honors and the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player of the Year award.

Perkins is 9-2 this season with a 2.53 ERA and 107 strikeouts in 103.1 innings pitched. He was also 7-0 with a 1.88 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 67.0 innings pitched. In Big Ten play, Perkins finished first in the Big Ten in wins, tied for first in strikeouts and led the league in ERA.

Perkins is 15-0 with a 2.09 ERA and a school record 139 conference strikeouts in 129 innings in two seasons of Big Ten play. Including, victories over Penn State in 2003 and Purdue in 2004, Perkins is 17-0 against Big Ten teams in his career.

Currently Perkins is tied for second on the Minnesota list in career Big Ten wins with 15, is first in Big Ten career strikeouts with 139, fourth in career Big Ten ERA and first in Big Ten winning percentage.

Perkins is sixth on the Minnesota all-time strikeout list with 224 career strikeouts. He is also tied with Dave Winfield for sixth on the career winning percentage list with Winfield at 19-4 (.826).

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