Baylor Athletics Press Release:
WACO, Texas – Closer Luke Boyd was named a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Third Team All-American, it was announced by the organization on Wednesday.
In 2021, Boyd was tops on the team with a 1.27 ERA in 24 appearances and 28.1 innings pitched as the anchor of the bullpen. Boyd finished with eight saves this year, while only allowing four runs scored and two extra-base hits all season. The Ojai, Calif., native held opponents to a .152 batting average, while walking 11 batters and striking out 43.
Boyd has earned multiple awards for his efforts in 2021 as he was named ABCA/Rawlings All-Central Region Second Team and First Team All-Big 12 as one of the top closers in the country.
This is the 13th NCBWA All-America honor in program history, with Boyd becoming the 12th Bear to earn the distinction.
Baylor NCBWA All-Americans
1996 Marty Crawford, 2B (2nd Team)
1997 Kris Lambert, P (3rd Team)
1998 Jason Jennings, P/DH (1st Team)
1999 Jason Jennings, P/DH (1st Team)
Jon Topolski, OF (3rd Team)
2000 Chad Hawkins, P (3rd Team)
2001 Kelly Shoppach, C (1st Team)
2003 David Murphy, OF (1st Team)
2012 Josh Ludy, C (2nd Team)
Trent Blank, P (3rd Team)
2017 Troy Montemayor, P (2nd Team)
2019 Kyle Hill, P (1st Team)
2021 Luke Boyd, P (3rd Team)
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