LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball's Josh Jung & Grant Little have been named second team All-Americans by Baseball America, the publication announced today.
It was the first time since 1998 a Red Raider duo were both recognized by the outlet and third time Tech has had two on the list in the same year. Shane Wright & Josh Bard were the last duo to appear on the same list, as third team members, while Jason Gooding, Joe Dillon & Keith Ginter all made the second team squad in 1997.
Jung & Little's distinctions also make it the third-straight year the Red Raiders have been represented by the publication, as Eric Gutierrez (first team) and Steven Gingery (first team) were recognized in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Overall, Tech has had 15 All-America honorees from Baseball America.
Jung, the third baseman from San Antonio, leads the team several offensive categories heading into postseason play, topping the squad in batting average. He also paces the Red Raiders in hits (86), RBI (73) and runs scored (63). He also leads the conference in each of those categories, while ranking fifth in the country in RBI.
Earlier this season, Jung recorded the program's first cycle in a decade, making him the sixth Red Raider to do so. His was the first to come with a 5-for-5 day at the plate, with two homers, along with eight RBI.
Little, an outfielder from Midland, trails only Jung in each of those offensive numbers both on the squad and in the conference. He heads into the tournament with 79 hits, 67 RBI and 58 runs to go with a team-high 20 doubles and 12 homers.
Little also made history this year, throwing down the team's only nine-RBI performance of the year and third in school history. He rattled off two homers, including a grand slam along with two other base hits, to become the first Red Raider since 1984 with nine RBI in a game. He also had the first five-hit game of the year at Louisville on March 13 and launched two dingers again at Oklahoma State on May 18.
The Red Raiders open the NCAA Lubbock Regional on Friday, June 1, against New Mexico State at 1 p.m. at Dan Law Field at Rip Griffin Park.