Serritella named to Perfect Game's All-American Second Team

    Perfect Game ranked Serritella as the eighth best college first baseman prior to the season. He was the second college first baseman taken in this month's MLB Draft.

    Perfect Game ranked Serritella as the eighth best college first baseman prior to the season. He was the second college first baseman taken in this month's MLB Draft.
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    June 25, 2012

    By Scott Gierman
    SIUSalukis.com 

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - The postseason honors continue to pile up for former SIU first baseman Chris Serritella. He has been selected as a Perfect Game College Second-Team All-American, Perfect Game announced Monday. Perfect Game is the world's largest baseball scouting report service and is the fifth organization to bestow All-American honors on Serritella this season.

    Earlier this month, Serritella was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round of the MLB Draft. He is currently playing with the Williamsport Crosscutters, the Phillies New York-Penn League affiliate.

    Prior to the season, Perfect Game ranked Serritella as the eighth best first baseman in college baseball.

    On Friday he was named a First-Team All-American by Baseball America. He also garnered Third-Team All-American recognition from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and from Louisville Slugger. College Sports Madness named him to its fourth team. In addition Serritella was also voted the NCBWA District Player of the Year for District V, which includes all Division I schools in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The American Baseball Coaches Association selected him for the All-Midwest Region Second Team. He also earned All-Missouri Valley Conference First-Team honors and was selected to the MVC All-Tournament Team after helping the Salukis to the championship game last month.

    Serritella won the MVC batting title with a .389 average and led the conference in seven other statistical categories including 13 home runs. He was two RBI away from becoming the conference's first triple crown winner since 1999. He also set single-season school records with 24 doubles and 156 total bases, and his 91 hits were one shy of the school record. His 30 home runs are third most in school history, and his .367 career batting average is the fifth highest in school history.


     

     

    Serritella is one of two MVC players to earn Perfect Game All-American recognition this season. Missouri State's Nick Petree was also named to the second team.

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