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ASU Baseball: Trevor Williams is preseason All-American

Junior right-handed pitcher is one of six Pac-12 players to earn preseason honors from the NCBWA.

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Arizona State pitcher Trevor Williams has been named a preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, the group announced Thursday.

The junior right-handed pitcher, who posted a 2.05 ERA and picked up 12 wins last season, earned second-team honors. Williams earned 2012 All-American honors and played with the USA National Collegiate Team this summer. His ERA of 2.05 was tied for best in the Pac-12 and his 12 victories were tied for best among all Division I starting pitchers.

In total, six Pac-12 players earned preseason All-American honors from the NCBWA. Oregon State outfielder Michael Conforto, Stanford pitcher Mark Appel, UCLA pitcher Adam Plutko and Oregon pitcher Jimmie Sherfy earned first team honors, while Williams and UCLA pitcher David Berg were second-team selections.

The complete NCBWA preseason All-American teams can be found here.

Arizona State opens its season against Bethune-Cookman on Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. MT. The Sun Devils were picked to finish third in the Pac-12 in the conference's preseason poll.