LYNCHBURG, Va. – Auburn freshmen Edouard Julien and Cody Greenhill have been named to the 2018 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America Teams, the publication announced Monday morning.
Julien is a first-team honoree while Greenhill has earned second-team honors.
The recognition comes during the same week the duo was also one of four Tiger freshmen to be named to the 2018 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American Team.
Julien’s 17 home runs and 69 RBI are the most by an Auburn player since 2010 and are knocking on the door of the top 10 in program history. His RBI total not only leads all freshmen nationally, but is also the most by an Auburn freshman in program history, passing National Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Thomas with a RBI single in the opening game of the Gainesville Super Regional. His 17 home runs are also tied for the second most among freshmen nationally and are the most by an Auburn freshman since 1998.
Despite missing nearly four weeks at the beginning of conference play with an illness, Greenhill led the team with a 2.42 ERA in Southeastern Conference play. A product of Russellville, Alabama, he has posted a 6-2 record with a 2.16 ERA while picking up five saves his freshman season. Greenhill didn’t allow an earned run in the first 10.1 innings of his collegiate career and hasn’t allowed an earned run in 11 of his 20 trips to the mound. In two appearances during the NCAA Tournament, Greenhill is 2-0 and picked up the win in the Tigers’ first super regional victory in program history yesterday afternoon.
Julien, Greenhill and the rest of the Tigers are one win from Omaha and will take on No. 1 Florida in a winner-take-all game three of the Gainesville Super Regional at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN.