Senior Ryan Perkins is Named All-American Athlete by Louisville Slugger

Every year, in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Louisville Slugger creates a list of “Pre-season All-Americans,” consisting of a 1st team and a 2nd team. According to the newspaper, to be named an All-American, players must “represent not only amazing athletic ability and talent in their respective positions, [and be] sought after by pro scouts and college recruiters.”

Only 10 outfielders and 3 players from the state of Missouri were named 1st Team All-Americans, and senior Ryan Perkins was one of them. In 2015, Perkins hit .361 with 4 homeruns and 38 RBI. In the outfield he committed only 2 errors to go along with 40 putouts.

“I was honored to be named a Pre-season All-American,” Perkins said. “We still have something to prove this season, especially since we were beat early in the playoffs last season.”