Freshman Trio Earns All-America Honors
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Three Tar Heels earned a pair of Freshman All-America honors this past week as Baseball America and Perfect Game each selected Skye Bolt, Landon Lassiter and Trent Thornton as first team picks.
Bolt appeared in 54 games and hit .321 with 48 runs scored and 51 RBIs for the Tar Heels. Bolt slugged .491 for the year with 14 doubles, two triples and six home runs, while stealing 10 bases. The Woodstock, Ga., native is playing summer ball with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
Lassiter appeared in 69 games with 67 starts, primarilty at designated hitter for the Tar Heels. Lassiter hit .358 for the year with 75 runs scored, the most ever by a Tar Heel freshman. The High Point, N.C., native is playing in the prestigious Cape Cod League for the Chatham Anglers this summer.
Thornton saw action in several roles for the Tar Heels as he set the UNC freshman record for wins (12) and tied the freshman record for saves (8) in his 91.2 innings of work. Thornton posted a 1.37 ERA, the seventh-lowest mark in the country. Thornton also earned a spot on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team with Bolt.