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BA Names UVa's Fisher to Freshman All-American Team

Outfielder Derek Fisher has earned more national recognition for his strong freshman season at Virginia.

On Wednesday, the staff of Baseball America included Fisher as an outfielder on its Freshman All-America team. Fisher hit .288 with a team-high seven home runs and 50 RBI this spring, and matched the Virginia school record with eight triples. His homer and RBI totals were the most among all ACC freshmen in 2012.

Fisher was one of five first-team selections from the ACC. He was joined by North Carolina pitcher Benton Moss, Florida state pitcher Brandon Leibrandt, and two players from NC State -- third baseman Trea Turner and Baseball America's national freshman of the year, pitcher Carlos Rodon.

Wednesday's recognition is the third postseason all-freshman for Fisher, a sixth-round pick by the Texas Rangers as a high school senior in 2011. Last month, Fisher was named to Louisville Slugger's All-Freshman team, and selected as a second-team freshman All-American by the National College Baseball Writers Association.


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