Jake Adams named second-team baseball all-American – Iowa City Press Citizen
Jake Adams is tied for the national lead in home runs in 2017, and he’s also tied the Big Ten Conference’s all-time single-season record.
HOUSTON — The hardware accumulation continues for Jake Adams.
After being unanimously selected as the Big Ten Conference’s player of the year and a first-team all-conference selection, the Iowa first baseman was named a second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball on Thursday.
Adams is the 17th All-American in Iowa baseball history, earning the highest program honor since Brad Carlson was a second-team All-American by Baseball America in 1999.
Adams is tied for the NCAA lead with 27 home runs in his first season, while ranking first in home runs per game (.47), third in total bases (174), fourth in slugging percentage (.747) and seventh in RBIs (70).
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Adams, who was also named a USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award semifinalist this week, has started all 58 games and leads the Big Ten in home runs, RBIs, hits (79), slugging percentage and total bases. He ranks second in runs (52), sixth in batting average, 12th in on-base percentage (.422) and 14th in doubles (14).
Adams is hitting .339, having hit safely in 44 games. He has 26 multi-hit and 16 multi-RBI games this season.
Iowa opens regional play Friday in Houston against the top-seeded Cougars.
Dargan Southard covers preps, recruiting, Iowa and UNI athletics for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, The Des Moines Register and HawkCentral.com. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.