June 13, 2012
Rice senior right-hander Matthew Reckling has been named to the 2012 NCBWA All-American team, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced on Wednesday.
Reckling had a sensational senior season in 2012 where he was named a second team All-America by Collegiate Baseball magazine, the C-USA Pitcher of the Year, and a First Team All-Conference USA selection. The right-hander from Houston Kinkaid High School went 8-3 on the mound with a 2.98 ERA and he struck out 99 in 87.2 innings of work. Reckling held a total of 310 opposing hitters to a composite .187 batting average and he ranked among the C-USA leaders in ERA, strikeouts and complete games (2).
He was named a C-USA Pitcher of the Week three times and he finished his collegiate career with 15-7 record and 3.75 ERA. Reckling was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 14th round of the recent 2012 MLB draft. As a first team ABCA all-region selection he is now eligible to earn national All-America honors from the coaches' association.
Twenty-one different conferences are represented on the NCBWA All-American team, along with one independent and eight conference championships teams. The three All-America squads are also made up of 10 conference players of the year, seven conference pitchers of the year winners and 10 first-round draft picks in the recent Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.