June 9, 2014
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Alabama closer Thomas Burrows was named a First Team Freshman All-America on Monday, as announced by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Burrows, who finished his freshman season with a 4-2 record and a 2.15 ERA with a team-leading 11 saves, was one of nine players selected as relief pitchers to the All-America team. The 6-1, 220-pound native of Florence, Ala., was 11-for-11 in save opportunities in 2014. His 11 saves rank tied for fourth in program history in a single season, and are the second most in a season for an Alabama freshman.
He led the team with 24 appearances, totaling 37.2 innings pitched with 34 strikeouts. He allowed a total of nine runs in his first season at the Capstone, while holding opponents to a .192 average, allowing just 24 hits all season.
In addition to his All-American selection by the NCBWA, Burrows was a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, was selected to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team, and was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Mid-Season Stopper of the Year and Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year watch lists.
With Burrows' selection as a freshman All-American, head coach Mitch Gaspard has had four players earn Freshman All-American honors (Ben Moore (2012), Ray Castillo (2013) and Mikey White (2013)) in his five seasons with the Crimson Tide.
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