Boston College freshman pitcher Jacob Stevens earned the latest honors for the Eagles baseball program in 2016, earning Baseball America All-America Second Team status per a release this week.
Stevens finished his first year with the Eagles with a 4-4 record, eventually earning the coveted "Friday night" starter status opening up conference play each week. After beginning the year with 29 innings without an earned run allowed, he finished the year with a 2.54 mark while striking out 70 and walking only 33 over 74.1 innings.
He becomes the first Eagle to earn freshman All-America status since Chris Lambert and Drew Locke both earned recognition in 2002. That year, Lambert in particular earned honors from Baseball America, which is widely regarded as one of the major college baseball media outlets.
Stevens previously earned New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) Rookie of the Year honors as well as ACC All-Freshman Team recognition. He picked up the win in the Regional Final victory over Tulane that clinched BC's first ever berth in the Super Regionals.
This summer, Stevens is pitching for the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod Baseball League. He made his season debut during the week, throwing five innings of shutout baseball with two strikeouts and two walks against the Bourne Braves. He earned the decision, his first win of the year, in the 3-1 victory.