Appalachian State Wake Forest Baseball

Appalachian State freshmen Kyle Decker (16) and Luke Drumheller (4) cheer for a teammate March 12 against Wake Forest. Drumheller leads the team with a .420 batting average. He went 5 for 6 with five doubles on March 10 against Furman.

Appalachian State second baseman Luke Drumheller is ending an outstanding debut season with national recognition.

Drumheller, a Charlotte native, earned a spot on the 2019 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American team on Wednesday. 

The 6-foot-1 infielder led all Sun Belt Conference freshmen with a .337 batting average. Drumheller started 50 of the 51 games he played in this season, finishing with 15 doubles and 37 RBIs to go along with 28 runs scored.

It's not the first time that Drumheller's game has garnered national attention. After hitting five doubles in a game against Furman on March 10 — a performance that tied an NCAA record for doubles in a single game — he was voted national performer of the week by the Golden Spikes Award. 

Drumheller, who played his prep career at Olympic High School, will spend his summer with the Wareham (Mass.) Gatemen of the Cape Cod League. The collegiate league starts its season on Monday. 

The Mountaineers finished the season with a 22-31 overall record, going 13-16 in conference play. 

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