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Matthys earns another honor

By The Mercury

Kansas State reliever Jake Matthys picked up his second Freshman All-America accolade Monday as he was named to the second team by Baseball America.

The right-hander owns the K- State records for wins and saves by a freshman.

Matthys, who became the sixth Wildcat to earn Freshman All-America honors since 2006 when he was honored by Collegiate Baseball last month, was one of just two relievers and the lone Big 12 player to be mentioned by Baseball America.

A product of Spring Lake Park, Minn., Matthys finished his rookie campaign with a 9-2 record and a stellar 2.05 ERA to go along with nine saves. Aside from the school freshman records, Matthys broke the school record for single-season appearances, tied for second in K-State history in wins and tied for fifth in saves. He also recorded the most wins by a K-State relief pitcher in the Big 12 era and finished the year ranked eighth in single-season ERA.

Matthys earned two saves during the NCAA Manhattan Regional to help the Wildcats win their first-ever regional title.

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