Collins, Pierce Selected to College Baseball Insider All-America Team

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*From Troy Media Relations*

TROY, Ala. – Former Trojans Danny Collins and Logan Pierce were selected to the 2013 College Baseball Insider All-America Team on Friday. The recognition marked the second time that the pair was named All-America selections, as both were named to the 2013 Louisville Slugger All-America Team in June.

A second-team selection by CBI, Collins was a semifinalist for both the Dick Howser and Golden Spikes Awards in addition to earning NCBWA and Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week honors during the year.

One of the top hitters in the nation, Collins finished sixth in the country in doubles, ninth in runs batted in and 15th in runs batted in per game.

A 13th round pick by the Pittsburgh Pirates in June’s MLB Draft, Collins finished the 2013 season with a .360 batting average, 25 doubles, 11 home runs and 68 RBIs. During 2013, Collins led the league in doubles, finished second with 149 total bases, third in the Sun Belt with 85 hits and a .631 slugging percentage, fifth with 75 runs scored and sixth with a .452 on-base percentage.

This honor by CBI marks the fifth All-America team Collins was selected to for his efforts during the 2013 season. Currently playing for the Jamestown Jammers in the New York-Penn League, Collins is hitting at a .263 clip with seven home runs and 25 RBIs, currently sits in fifth in the league with 14 doubles.

Logan Pierce, an honorable mention selection to the CBI All-America Team, led Troy with a .364 batting average, 46 walks, 88 hits and .467 on-base percentage.

During the 2013 season, Pierce put up career-highs with eight home runs, 24 two-baggers, 63 RBIs and 65 runs scored. Pierce finished ranked 12th in the nation with doubles, 13th in runs scored and 50th in walks per game. For his career, Pierce finished tied for first with 125 career walks and second with 55 doubles.

In the Sun Belt, Pierce finished second in base hits and walks, third in batting average, runs scored, doubles and on-base percentage and fourth in total bases.

In June, Pierce was selected by the 15th round by the Philadelphia Phillies and is currently playing in the New York-Penn League with the Williamsport Crosscutters. In his first season of professional baseball, Pierce is hitting .265 with four homers, nine doubles and 25 RBIs.

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