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Bratsen Named Freshman All-American by Baseball America

July 05, 2011
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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July 5, 2011

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Texas A&M freshman outfielder Krey Bratsen was honored Tuesday as a second team Freshman All-American by Baseball America.

This marks the third national honor for Bratsen this summer as he was also named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball magazine on June 9, along with second team honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association on June 13.

The Bryan, Texas, native burst onto the scene from day one as a freshman and started all but one game for the Maroon and White this season as the Aggies captured the Big 12 Championship and advanced the College World Series for the first time since 1999.

Bratsen batted .332 at the plate, ranking him eighth in the Big 12 and second among league rookies. He collected five doubles and three triples at the dish and was a run producer driving in 36 runs and scoring 45.

Among his most memorable games this season was the Aggies' 3-0 victory over Arizona during the championship game of the NCAA College Station Regional. Bratsen broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a clutch two-out RBI single to drive in the game's opening run and give A&M its sixth regional title and third under head coach Rob Childress.

Additionally, the speedster ranked among the national leaders with 31 stolen bases, a total that placed him seventh in A&M single-season history.

In the field Bratsen was also solid, committing only two errors on the year to put together a .988 fielding percentage while wowing spectators with a number of diving catches and a trio of outfield assists.

This summer, Bratsen is playing with the Cotuit Kettleers of the Cap Code League before returning to Texas A&M for the fall semester.

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