College Sports

UK's Carroll, Cowgill named All-Americans

Kentucky's Sawyer Carroll was named a first-team Louisville Slugger All-American and Collin Cowgill was named a second-team All-American, Collegiate Baseball announced on Thursday.

Carroll is the Southeastern Conference leader in batting average (.416) and RBI (78), setting the school record for RBI in a season. He has added 16 home runs and 21 doubles and leads the club with three triples. With a .384 career average, Carroll has positioned himself to be UK's career record holder for batting average. Jeff Abbott (1991-94) currently holds the record at .380.

Cowgill has led UK with 18 homers and 23 stolen bases, adding 13 doubles and 57 RBI. With a .359 average, Cowgill ranks third on the club. Playing center field for the first time in his collegiate career, Cowgill has added seven outfield assists — five times throwing out runners at the plate.

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