Former Lawrence High pitcher Garrett Cleavinger, now playing at the University of Oregon, was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Baseball Team.
Cleavinger finished the season with a 9-0 record, two saves and a 1.24 ERA in 37 appearances out of the bullpen for the Ducks. The 6-foot-1, 206-pound lefty allowed just 20 hits in 432⁄3 innings while striking out 57 and walking 24.
Cleavinger matched a school record for lowest opponent batting average (.137), while finishing second all-time in single-season appearances and third in single-season wins. He was dominant in Pac-12 Conference play with a 4-0 record with a 1.77 ERA, while allowing just eight hits and striking out 24 in 201⁄3 innings. Cleavinger also put together a strong Eugene Regional Tournament, allowing no runs in 51⁄3 innings pitched in three appearances. He struck out seven and walked one in the tournament.