Purdue Duo Earns National Honors

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Tony Sedlmeyer earned Freshman All-America honors from <i>Collegiate Baseball</i> after a 6-4 season on the mound for the Boilermakers.
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Tony Sedlmeyer earned Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball after a 6-4 season on the mound for the Boilermakers.
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June 6, 2007

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue freshmen Matt Bischoff and Tony Sedlmeyer were named to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's 2007 Freshmen All-America team on Wednesday, as announced by Lou Pavlovich of the publication.

Bischoff and Sedlmeyer were joined by 21 other starting pitchers from across the nation on the All-America team. A total of 92 freshmen were named to the squad, led by 11 from the Southeastern Conference.

Bischoff, the 2007 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was 3-2 this season with a 2.85 earned-run average. Bischoff's 61 strikeouts broke a 25-year-old Purdue class record of 57 established by Matt Kinzer in 1982, and ranked fifth in the Big Ten Conference this season among all pitchers.

Sedlmeyer started 12 games for the Boilermakers in 2007, posting a 6-4 record with a 4.34 ERA. His six wins were the second-most on record for a Purdue freshman, behind only Pete Altenberger's eight wins in 1987. Sedlmyere struck out 27 batters in 56.0 innings on the hill, and his 12 starts were second on the team behind Ricky Heines with 14.

Both Bischoff and Sedlmeyer earned third team All-Big Ten honors.

The duo are the fourth and fifth freshmen all-Americans in Purdue baseball history. They join Bob Shoulders (1984, Baseball America), Brent Coudron (2002, Collegiate Baseball) and Ryne White (2006, Collegiate Baseball) in that distinction.

Collegiate Baseball's 2007 Freshmen All-America Team