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Palmquist named Perfect Game First Team All-American

by David Villavicencio

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami’s Carson Palmquist received his fifth award in as many days Friday, as the left-handed reliever was named a first-team All-American by Perfect Game.

Palmquist picked up his second first-team selection following the 2021 season, as he was also named to the NCBWA first team. The lefty also was named a second-team All-American by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball.

The most dominant closer in the ACC and one of the top relievers in America, Palmquist was named a Freshman All-American by the NCBWA and was joined by infielder Yohandy Morales on Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman All-America team. He was also named to the ABCA Southeast All-Region.

Palmquist, who was also named to the 2021 ACC All-Freshman Team, was named the All-ACC first-team relief pitcher after an incredible first full season in Coral Gables. The southpaw was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy. He is the only freshman among the 10 finalists for the 2021 NCBWA Stopper of the Year.

The Fort Myers, Fla., native finished the 2021 season with an ACC-leading 14 saves that rank third nationally. Palmquist wrapped up the season with a 2.22 ERA, allowing just 11 earned runs over 25 appearances.

Palmquist’s 75 strikeouts paced all Miami pitchers and he averaged 15.1 strikeouts per nine innings pitched with a 9.4-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. His 14 saves tie him for 10th place in a single season in Miami history, joining former standouts Robbie Morrison (1996) and George Huguet (2001).

The complete Perfect Game All-America teams can be viewed HERE.