Arizona State University ace Ryan Kellogg has been named to the Baseball America Freshman All-America team. Kellogg is just the fourth Sun Devil ever to be honored with three or more freshman All-America team selections.
The Baseball America nod is Kellogg’s third freshman All-America selection of the year. Previously, he earned a spot on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Louisville Slugger teams.
A left-hander from Whitby, Ontario, Canada, Kellogg gained second team recognition after he became the first freshman in ASU annals to begin his career 11-0. Additionally, he was only the fourth pitcher in school history to notch at least 11 wins in his freshman season. Kellogg also threw the ninth no-hitter in ASU annals in a road victory over then-No. 3 Oregon State on March 23.
Kellogg’s 103 innings pitched are the fifth most for a Sun Devil and his 3.15 ERA (fourth lowest on the team) is among the top 10 lowest recorded by an ASU freshman.
In May, Kellogg was named Arizona State’s Pitcher of the Year.
“Before the (2013) season started I was convinced that I wasn’t even going to start,” said Kellogg. “People back home or people here would ask me what I thought my role would be and I said I was going to be coming out of the pen. To be able to start for the team and be so successful was definitely…a pleasant surprise.”