USM outfielder earns 2nd All-America nod

USM outfielder earns 2nd All-America nod

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) _ University of Southern Mississippi junior Matt Wallner was named to his second preseason All-America baseball squad last week, selected as a first-team outfielder by Perfect Game.

Wallner was tapped on Dec. 17 for Collegiate Baseball’s first-team as a utility player.

A near-consensus selection as the 2017 national Freshman of the Year, hit .351 with 16 home runs, 13 doubles and 67 runs batted in as a sophomore.

The Forest Lake, Minn., native earned multiple All-America honors last spring, including a second-team selection by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, as well as a third-team selection by both American Baseball Coaches Association and D1Baseball.com.

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