Two baseballers Frosh A-A

Baseball America announced its 2005 All-Freshman Team Wednesday, and Tennessee was the only school in the nation with multiple first-team honorees. Catcher J.P. Arencibia and left-handed pitcher James Adkins both earned inclusion after helping lead the Volunteers to the 2005 NCAA College World Series.

Adkins and Arencibia were the only first-team selections from the Southeastern Conference.

Adkins posted a record of 10-5 with a 3.32 ERA for the Vols in 2005. He became the first freshman pitcher in UT history to log more than 100 strikeouts, finishing with 135 on the year. In the final SEC statistical rankings, he ranked second in innings pitched (127.1), second in strikeouts while tying for third in wins.

Arencibia hit .322 with 91 hits, 14 home runs and 71 RBIs while starting every game for Tennessee. He finished second in the SEC in RBIs, ninth in hits and total bases and tied for 10th in home runs. The Miami, Fla., native also set a new UT freshman home run record, passing Todd Helton‚s mark of 11 homers in 1993. He is currently taking part in the USA Baseball National Team Trials in Raleigh, N.C.

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