Three baseballers tabbed A-A

Tennessee baseball players Luke Hochevar, Chase Headley and Eli Iorg have been named to the 2005 TPX Louisville Sluggerbaseball teams. The All-America squad -- selected by the staff of Collegiat e Baseball newspaper -- consisted of a first, second and third team. No team in the country had more than Tennessee's three honorees.

Hochevar was one of six starting pitchers selected for first-team honors. The NCAA leader in wins has fashioned a 2.13 ERA this season while recordin g 140 strikeouts to just 46 walks in 126 2/3 innings pitched. The right-hander's 15-2 record ties him with former UT standout and current Texas Rangers pitcher R.A. Dickey for first place on Tennessee's single-season victories list.

Headley was tabbed as a third-team All-America selection. His solid play this season placed him atop numerous Southeastern Conference offensive statistical categories. The Fountain, Colo., native leads the league in walks (60), runs scored (75) and on-base percentage (.531). He was a first-team All-SEC performer this season and also garnered first-team Academic All-America acclaim.

Iorg joined Headley on the All-America third team after leading Tennessee's offensive charges this year. The junior right fielder from Knoxville, Tenn. , leads the Vols with a .392 batting average, 91 hits, 68 RBIs, 15 home runs and 27 stolen bases. He was also an All-SEC first-teamer. Earlier this season, Iorg was selected as the Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (March 14) after going 13-for-19 at the plate, driving in 13 runs and becoming the first Vol to hit a home run in three straight games since Chri s Burke in 2001.

Texas, Long Beach State, Miami (Fla.), Arizona, Nebraska and College of Charleston were the only other teams in the nation to place three players o n the Lousiville Slugger All-America teams.

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