Ole Miss’ LHP Jordan Fowler was named a second-team Freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Monday, June 11. Last week, Fowler was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, an organization separate from the writers group.
The southpaw just wrapped up a powerful rookie campaign going 7-0 with a 3.20 ERA—the best record and lowest ERA among all Rebel starters.
“(Fowler) showed a maturation process that you see in a lot of guys as he continued to get innings under his belt,” Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco said.
A first-year talent out of Union City, Tennessee, Fowler maintained a .237 opponent batting average in 16 appearances and nine starts. Over the course of the season, he emerged as the Rebels’ No. 4 starter, helping the team tie for the best record in program history at 13-1 in midweek games.
Fowler allowed just 16 earned runs in 45 innings of work, striking out 34 and walking 18. He allowed 40 hits on the season for a WHIP of 1.29.
Fowler only improved as the season went on. He outdueled Texas A&M ace Mitchell Kilkenny in the SEC Tournament semifinals and limited Tennessee Tech, college baseball’s most prolific offense, to just two runs and four hits in 5.1 innings in the Oxford Regional.
Fowler was a vital part to the Rebels pitching staff this season, allowing less than four runs in all but one of his nine starts.
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