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Kentucky, Morehead players named Freshman All-Americans

UK reliever Justin Lewis throws in the seventh inning against Florida at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, March 26, 2016.
UK reliever Justin Lewis throws in the seventh inning against Florida at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Kentucky and Morehead State each had two players named Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Monday.

Kentucky’s Sean Hjelle and Justin Lewis were among 15 relief pitchers named to the 125-player squad.

Reid Leonard of Morehead State was one of the eight shortstops recognized, and the Eagles’ Trevor Snyder was among seven designated hitters honored.

Hjelle (pronounced “jelly”), a right-hander from White Bear Lake, Minn., went 4-1 with eight saves and a 3.74 earned-run average. All four of his wins came against Southeastern Conference opponents — Florida, Alabama, Arkansas and South Carolina.

Lewis, a right-hander from Suwanee, Ga., went 2-0 with four saves.

Leonard, from Glen Allen, Va., was a second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection. He batted .347 with 32 RBI and 12 doubles.

Snyder, from Fort Wayne, Ind., was an All-Freshman OVC choice who hit .326 with eight homers, 11 doubles and 46 RBI.

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