Friday, 10 June 2016 12:55

UCLA's Kyle Molnar Named Freshman All-American

Written by  UCLA Official Press Release

Molinar K350LOS ANGELES – UCLA freshman pitcher Kyle Molnar has been named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, it was announced today by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

This marks the second year in a row that the Bruins have landed a player on the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team with Griffin Canning earning the honor last season. In total, 13 players have earned Freshman All-America honors under Head Coach John Savage.

Molnar served as the Sunday starter in his freshman campaign this season. The Aliso Viejo, Calif. native made 13 starts and finished with a record of 5-5 with a 3.32 ERA over 76 innings. Molnar became the first freshman pitcher to start on opening weekend for UCLA since Adam Plutko in 2011. He finished second in the conference in strikeouts among freshman, posting 72, which also ranked seventh best overall in the conference. Molnar delivered several memorable outings, including a start against Washington State in which he retired the final 13 batters faced. In that run of 13 batters retired, he struck out eight men in a row, the longest streak by a UCLA pitcher since David Huff in 2006.

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