CSU outfielder Chase Shelton has earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American designated for his performance during the 2012 season, as announced by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Wednesday.
In his rookie season for the Buccaneers, Shelton led the Buccaneers with a batting average of .344. He appeared in 54 games with 49 starts, scoring 29 runs off 65 hits. Shelton led the team in doubles with 13 and tied for the team-lead with four homers on the year to collect 92 total bases. He boasted a slugging percentage of .487 and an on-base percentage of .400 to end the season. A native of Columbia, S.C., Shelton earned a spot on the 2012 Big South All-Conference Second Team. Additionally, he ranked as one of the toughest players to strike out in NCAA Division I, coming in 37th at the conclusion of the regular season.