Bears Langeliers named pre-season All-American

Posted at 4:54 PM, Jan 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-29 17:54:45-05

Baylor baseball sophomore catcher Shea Langeliers was named a second-team preseason All-American by Baseball America, the publication announced Monday.

Already a first-team and Perfect Game/Rawlings second-team preseason All-American, Langeliers added a third honor in the month of January. The trio of accolades makes Langeliers the first BU player to earn three or more in a single preseason since at least 1998. The program also has back-to-back years with preseason All-Americans (Troy Montemayor, 2017) for the first time since 2004 and 2005.

One of 14 second-team honorees and one of 42 on the three-team list, Langeliers was the first freshman in Baylor baseball history last season to earn Freshman All-America honors from three or more different publications as he was by Baseball America, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game/Rawlings.

The Keller, Texas native was named to the 2017 All-Big 12 second team and Big 12 All-Freshman team as well. During the 2017 season, he hit .313 with 43 runs, 66 hits, 14 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 38 RBI, 114 total bases and 24 walks. He also threw out 26 base stealers at a 44 percent rate with a .991 fielding percentage in 55 starts. He set the BU freshman catcher home run record and was one shy of tying the program’s all-time freshman home run record (Max Muncy, 11, 2010).