Texas Tech pitcher and former Birdville High School star Clayton Beeter has been named to Baseball America’s Freshman All-American second team.

Beeter, who also earned All-Big 12 Conference Second Team and All-Freshman honors this season, had eight saves for the Red Raiders, striking out 40 batters and registering a 3.48 earned run average in 20⅔ innings. His save total ranked third in the conference. He gave up 12 hits and 20 walks, and held opponents to a .167 batting average against his pitching.

Beeter made one appearance in the College World Series, pitching one inning and allowing one run and striking out a batter against Michigan on June 21 in Omaha, Nebraska.

He also received Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American honors this year.

At Birdville, Beeter was an All-District First Team selection as a senior after striking out 106 batters in 55 innings and posting a 0.81 ERA. His efforts at Birdville had him ranked No. 125 by Perfect Game among Texas high school prospects.


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