San Diego, California - San Diego State third baseman Ty France has been named to the 2014 All-America Third Team by Baseball America while teammate Michael Cederoth was a second-team All-America selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
France’s honor follows his being selected a second-team Freshman All-American by the same publication at the conclusion of the 2013 campaign. The sophomore from West Covina, Calif., hit .356 this past season while leading the team with 83 hits, 18 doubles and 55 runs scored. He also second on the squad in home runs (5), RBI (450) and walks (28).
France was a first-team all-Mountain West honoree this season as he led the Aztecs in hitting in conference play with a .333 batting average (.364 overall) as he recorded 10 doubles and a pair of home runs in league action. He finished among the top four in the conference in four offensive categories including doubles, run scored, on-base percentage and walks while also ranking among the top 14 in three other areas. He also earned the Mountain West Player of the Week award in early March.
Cederoth, a right-hander from San Diego, Calif. (Steele Canyon HS) who was recently selected a first-team Louisville Slugger All-American,, served as the Aztecs' closer as a junior this year after performing in a starting role his first two years at SDSU. In 2014 he has compiled a record of 6-2 with 20 saves and a 2.28 earned run average. He struck out 55 batters over his 51.1 innings of work and foes batted just .205 against him.
Cederoth was named to the all-Mountain West first team after recording eight saves with a 2-1 record and a 2.08 earned run average in league contests. He led the conference in saves both overall and in league play and opponents his just .198 against him in league games. He was a two-time Mountain West Pitcher of the Week in 2014.
San Diego State concluded its 2014 campaign with a final record of 42-21, the most wins since the 2002 season and the team's highest winning percentage since 1992.
Season highlights included winning the Mountain West Tournament and advancing to the NCAA Regionals for the second time since in two years, placing five players on the all-tourney team (including the tourney MVP) and having five athletes earn all-Mountain West honors. In addition, six Aztecs were chosen in last week’s Major League draft, the highest number since the 2007 season.