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    July 16, 2012
    Zagunis tacks on another honor
    The catcher is recognized by Perfect Game as a Freshman All-American

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - The postseason honors still continue to roll in for Virginia Tech\'s rising sophomore Mark Zagunis as he was named a Perfect Game Freshman All-American as a second team catcher for his efforts this past season for the baseball program.

    Zagunis led the team in batting (.344), on-base percentage (.430) and stolen bases (17), while he was second in hits (65) and doubles (13), and third in slugging percentage (.513), total bases (97), walks (21) and tied for third in RBI (34), triples (2) and hit-by-pitch (9). He had a team-best 13-game hitting streak and once had a reaching base streak that spanned 36 games.

    The Cinnaminson, N.J., native adds this selection to the multiple honors he has received since the end of the regular season, which includes Second Team All-ACC, NCBWA Freshman All-American (Second Team), Louisville Slugger All-American, All-ACC Academic, VaSID Rookie of the Year and All-State First Team.

    Just 32 freshmen nationwide were selected to the Perfect Game teams, with seven coming from the ACC. To view the entire team, click on the following link http://www.perfectgame.org/Articles/View.aspx?article=7397.

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