Emaus Named Freshman All-American

Emaus and the Green Wave return to action on Saturday, June 11, when Tulane hosts NCAA Baton Rouge Regional champion Rice in the Super Regionals at Turchin Stadium, with first pitch slated for noon. The winner of the NCAA New Orleans Super Regional will advance to the 2005 College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

NEW ORLEANS, La.–Tulane University baseball standout Brad Emaus was named to the 2005 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team, Collegiate Baseball Magazine announced Wednesday.

Emaus, who was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year, a first-team All C-USA selection and to the C-USA All-Freshman Team, earned the honor after hitting .346 with 19 doubles, 13 home runs and 56 RBI while starting all 62 games. He becomes the 12th Green Wave rookie to earn Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball, and is the 10th to do so under 12th-year head coach Rick Jones.

He ranks second on the team in home runs, runs scored (70) and slugging percentage (.588), tied for second in walks (40), third in RBI (56), hits (83) and doubles (19), fourth in total bases (141) and fifth in batting average. Emaus ranks fourth in C-USA in homers, fifth in slugging percentage, tied for seventh in doubles, and eighth in total bases and on-base percentage. Three of Emaus' home runs were grand slams, and he has 23 multiple hit games to go along with 12 multiple-RBI outings as a rookie.

He earned 2005 C-USA All-Tournament honors after hitting 384 (5-for-13) with a double, a home run and five RBI, and claimed New Orleans Regional All-Tournament recognition after connecting at a .300 clip (4-for-12) with two doubles and four RBI.

Emaus is one of four C-USA rookies to earn Freshman All-America honors, joining Southern Miss second baseman Trey Sutton and TCU teammates Andrew Walker and Matt McGuirk. He is also one of two players from a Louisiana university to claim the distinction as Louisiana-Lafayette's Jonathan Lucroy earned a spot on the team as a designated hitter.

Emaus and the Green Wave return to action on Saturday, June 11, when Tulane hosts NCAA Baton Rouge Regional champion Rice in the Super Regionals at Turchin Stadium, with first pitch slated for noon. The winner of the NCAA New Orleans Super Regional will advance to the 2005 College World Series in Omaha, Neb.


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