NCSU's Vern Sterry Named First-Team All-American

WILSON, N.C. - After setting a school record for consecutive wins in a season and most consecutive wins to start a season, and earning all-conference honors a week ago, Vern Sterry has been named a first-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine.

Sterry (11-0, 3.02) is the first NC State player to earn first-team All-America honors since relief pitcher Clay Eason in 1997, and is one of just two ACC players who made the first team, the other being Wake Forest third baseman Jamie D'Antona. Florida State pitcher Trent Peterson and catcher Tony Richie, along with North Carolina outfielder Jeremy Cleveland, were named to the second team. Wake Forest righthander Kyle Sleeth and Florida State lefthander Daniel Hodges were named to the third team.

A junior from Rowland Heights, Calif., has worked 104-1/3 innings in 15 starts this season. He has allowed 90 hits, issued 31 walks and struck out a team-high 107. He is one of just eight NC State pitchers to win 11 games in a season, and one of nine to record 100 or more strikeouts.

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