LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech baseball's Josh Jungand Grant Little were awarded All-America honors by D1 Baseball, the publication announced today.
It's the fourth outlet to recognize the Red Raider duo, as they've picked up awards from Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America & Perfect Game. The two distinctions gives Tech four from D1 Baseball, as Eric Gutierrez was a third team member in 2016 and Steven Gingeryearned first team accolades last year. Jung & Little were named to D1 Baseball's second team.
Jung, the third baseman from San Antonio, leads the team in several offensive categories heading into the College World Series, topping the squad in batting average. He also paces the Red Raiders in hits (92), RBI (78) and runs scored (68). Jung leads the conference in each of those categories, while ranking fourth 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 do it with a 5-for-5 day at the plate, with two homers, totaling eight RBI.
Little, an outfielder from Midland, has also started all 62 games of the year and trails only Jung on offense both on the team & in the Big 12. He heads into the CWS with 87 hits, 73 RBI and 61 runs to go with a team-high 24 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 College World Series on Sunday, June 17, against Florida at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 at T.D. Ameritrade Park in Omaha.