Last weekend, freshmen Carson Fulmer and Xavier Turner played huge roles in Vanderbilt's third NCAA Regional championship in four years.
On Wednesday, the pair was honored for their respective seasons as a whole. Both Turner and Fulmer were named Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball.
This marks the 30th time — all since 1991 — that Vanderbilt has had a player earn Freshman All-American honors. Most recently, in 2011 four — Tony Kemp, Conrad Gregor, T.J. Pecoraro and Kevin Ziomek — did so.
Fulmer, a hard-throwing right-hander from Lakeland, Fla., is 3-0 with a 2.66 ERA and four saves in 25 relief appearances. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder entered in the fifth inning on Saturday night of one-run game against Illinois. He pitched five scoreless innings and allowed just three hits to pick up his third win.
Turner, a 6-foot-2, 220-pounder from Marietta, Ga., is batting .324 with 36 RBIs and 38 runs scored. He has played in 57 games and made 45 starts at third base. In the regional, he had seven hits, six RBIs and scored five runs. He also made a diving stop in the championship game on Monday night to steal a double from Georgia Tech designated hitter Zane Evans.