Edwards Earns All-America Honors

MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State relief pitcher Daniel Edwards became just the ninth player in school history to be named an All-American as the junior was named to the 2007 Pro Line/Athletic All-America Third Team, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association has announced.

 

Edwards, the first K-State player since Kasey Weishaar in 1999 to earn All-America honors, went 3-0 with a 2.27 ERA with 11 saves in 2007 and yielded just nine total runs in 35.2 innings of work this season. The First Team All-Big 12 performer struck out a team-high 49 batters in those 35.2 innings while opponents hit just .173 against him.

 

Dating back to last season, Edwards has recorded a save or a win in 13 of his last 20 appearances and has yielded nine total runs in his last 38.1 innings, which also includes a streak of 21.0 scoreless innings that was snapped earlier this season against Missouri.

 

His 11 saves this season tie the single-season school record, and for his career, Edwards now has 14 saves, which are the second-most in school history. He needs four more to tie the school record of 18, set by David Johnson. Edwards also ranks second in school history in career relief appearances with 58.

The Kingwood, Texas, native was a candidate for numerous national awards this season, including the Dick Howser Trophy, the Brooks Wallace Award, the Stopper of the Year Award and the Roger Clemens Award.

 

Edwards helped lead the Wildcats to a 34-24 overall record in 2007 and their first berth in the Big 12 Conference Tournament since the 2002 season.

 

The 2007 NCBWA All-America Team is comprised from 21 different conferences and 19 conference championships teams. The three All-American squads are also made up of 22 conference Player of the Year winners.

 

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