TUCSON, Ariz. – Eastern Kentucky University freshman third baseman Jayson Langfels was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American on Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball. Langfels hit .304 this season with four homers and 37 RBI, while leading the team with a .511 slugging percentage. He also led the team, conference, and was second in the nation with eight triples. Langfels is the ninth baseball All-American at EKU in the past six years.
“This is a great honor for Jayson because he has worked very hard,” head coach Elvis Dominguez said. “It’s also a testament to the great program we’re building here at EKU. Jayson is one of many great players to be a part of this program in just the past few years.”
Out of Lafayette High School in Lexington, Langfels’ eight triples were an EKU single season record. He also set an EKU record by hitting a home run in three consecutive games. He ripped a two-run homer against Murray State on April 20, a grand slam against Berea College on April 22, and a three run blast against Kentucky State on April 23.
Langfels started 52 of the Colonels’ 54 games at third base. He was fourth on the team with a .412 on-base percentage, and was also fourth on the team with 11 stolen bases. To go along with four home runs and eight triples, he also smacked 10 doubles and led the team in total bases with 94.