University of Evansville baseball player Cody Fick has been named an ABCA/Rawlings first team All-America selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Fick, who was named a second team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball on June 2nd, becomes Evansville’s first player to receive multiple All-America honors in a season since Andy Benes did 1988.
In his senior season, Fick hit .406 and was among the national leaders with 71 RBIs in 53 games. He topped the team in eight different statistical categories as a hitter and compiled a 7-4 record, 2.36 ERA, five complete games and a pair of shutouts in 11 starts on the mound.
Fick, who is the Aces’ seventh All-American in program history, was also named Region V Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) this spring and is still in the running for the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award.
On June 7th Fick was drafted as a pitcher by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 23rd round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, becoming the 29th University of Evansville player to go in the draft since UE entered the Missouri Valley Conference in 1995.
He is currently on the Williamsport Crosscutters’ roster, Philadelphia’s Short-Season A team in the New York – Penn League, and is scheduled to make his first professional start tonight versus the Jamestown Jammers at 7:05 p.m. EDT at Russell E. Diethrick, Jr. Park in Jamestown, NY.