The Edmond Sun

June 2, 2014

UCO’s Wilson named to coaches All-America baseball team


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — Phillip Wilson gained another post-season award when the Central Oklahoma senior was announced as a first-team selection on the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All-America Team.

It’s the second first-team All-America honor for Wilson, who was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s elite squad May 23.

Wilson, selected as the Rawlings/ABCA Central Regional Player of the Year earlier this month, put together a sensational season offensively and defensively at shortstop in addition to being UCO’s top relief pitcher.

The Cushing product ranks among the NCAA Division II national leaders in average (.446), slugging percentage (.733), on base percentage (.509), home runs (13) and total bases (143). He also led the team in at bats (195), runs (59) and hits (87) while adding 15 doubles and 46 runs batted in.

He appeared in 18 games on the mound and went 4-2 with nine saves — the second-best single-season total in school history — and a 2.08 earned run average.

The Bronchos finished the season 37-17, their most wins since 2007.