All-American honours for Pompey, Lloyd

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By Bob Elliott
Canadian Baseball Network

Who are the top two Canadians at four-year schools south of the border heading into the June draft?

That’s an easy one.

All you have to do is check out the National Collegiate Baseball Writers preseason All-America squad.

OF Tristan Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) of the Kentucky Wildcats earned All-American First Team honours, while DH-RP Matt Lloyd (Calgary, Alta.) of the Indiana Hoosiers gained a berth on the Second Team. 

The NCBW takes a look at the NCAA Division I players set to play in the 160th season of intercollegiate ball. 

Pompey, who played for coach Ryan McBride and the Toronto Mets, hit .361 last season with 18 doubles, 10 homers and 45 RBIs. 

Lloyd, who played for Allan Cox and the Okotoks Dawgs, was a double duty man in Indiana serving as a DH and as the closer. He hit .301 with 16 doubles, 11 homers and 46 RBIs. Pitching in relief, he was 3-2 with nine saves, while walking six and fanning 20 in 32 1/3 innings. 


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The pair grabbed three spots on the 18th annual Canadian Baseball Network all-Canadian college team. Lloyd grabbed both the closer and the DH spots, while Pompey was a first team outfielder. 

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POS. NAME, SCHOOL, CLASS AVG. G AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBIs BB SO SB/SBA
OF Tristan Pompey, Kentucky, Jr. .361 66 266 70 96 18-0-10 45 46 56 9/13


SECOND TEAM
POS. NAME, SCHOOL, CLASS AVG. G AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBIs BB SO SB/SBA

UT Matt Lloyd, Indiana, Jr. .301 55 193 36 58 16-0-11 46 28 60 1/4
 
On the mound 3-2, 2.23ERA, 20APP, 0GS, 0CG, 9SV, 32.1IP, 28H, 10R, 8ER, 6BB, 20K