Friday, December 4, 2020

Wahl Receives Preseason Honors

Bobby Wahl Photo Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information
Bobby Wahl
Photo Courtesy of Ole Miss Sports Information

Bobby Wahl named to Perfect Game preseason All-American team

By David Collier

David is a junior broadcast major in the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss.

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Ole Miss junior right-hander Bobby Wahl was named to the Perfect Game preseason All-American second team Monday.

Wahl returns as the leader of the Ole Miss pitching staff after being the Friday night starter last season.

In his sophomore campaign, Wahl had a 7-4 record with a 2.55 ERA in 99 innings of work. He was named second team All-SEC for holding opponents to just a .211 batting average, while also striking out a total of 104 batters with 32 walks in his 17 starts.

Wahl, who is expected to be a first round draft choice in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, spent the summer playing for the USA Baseball National Collegiate Team.

After being drafted in the 39th round of the 2010 MLB Draft by the Cleveland Indians, Wahl made an immediate impact, pitching in 18 games, including one start in his freshman season. The Springfield, Va. native tallied a 0-2 record and 4.80 ERA to go a along with four saves.

Wahl will get things started for the 2013 Rebels when they open up the season with a three-game series against the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday, Feb. 15 at Swayze Field.

The Springfield, Va. native was the only Ole Miss player to be named to the preseason honor, and he is one of nine players from the SEC to be named to the first or second team.

LSU led the conference in selections with three players named to the second team, while Arkansas had two pitchers selected to the first team.

Here is the complete first and second teams.