USC catcher Grayson Greiner, who starred at Blythewood High, was named to the 2012 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team on Wednesday by Collegiate Baseball.
Fellow Gamecock and former Sumter High School ace, pitcher Jordan Montgomery, was also selected to the team.
Greiner, a SEC All-Freshman selection, has played in 55 games with 48 starts and owns a .236 batting average (41-for-174) with six homers and 31 RBI and has been impeccable behind the plate, throwing out 17 runners attempting to steal.
Montgomery, named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team this past weekend, owns a 5-1 record with a 4.05 ERA with 51 strikeouts and just nine walks in 66.2 innings pitched.
Greiner missed the Columbia Regional this past weekend after tearing the lateral meniscus in his left knee during a batting practice, but could be back behind the plate this coming weekend when the Gamecocks host a Super Regional opening round against Oklahoma.
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In addition to Greiner and Montgomery, a handful of other players from S.C. colleges also were named to the freshmen All-American Team on Wednesday.
- RP Chad Sobotka, USC-Upstate — Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen Team, Sobotka posted 12 saves and a 3-0 record to go along with a 1.72 ERA. He fanned 34 batters and walked 16 over 31 1/3 innings in 25 appearances.
- RP Elliott Warford, Furman — An All-Freshmen Southern Conference pick, Warford was 6-0 with 7 saves as he put together a 3.61 ERA. He struck out 36 batters in 52 1/3 innings over 31 appearances.
- OF Chase Shelton, Charleston Southern — A second team Big South pick, Shelton hit .344 with 13 doubles, 4 homers and 29 RBI.