NORMAN – Oklahoma freshman left-handed pitcher Levi Prater was selected as a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, the organization announced Wednesday.
Prater becomes the fifth Freshman All-America selection for the Sooners in the last five seasons. The Ada. Okla., native appeared in 33 games and made four starts in his first seaosn at OU, finishing with a 3-4 record and a 4.09 ERA. He struck out 64 and held opponents to a .169 average this year in 50.2 innings pitched.
Prater’s 33 appearances this season set an OU freshman record and currently rank 14th nationally. He was selected as a unanimous pick to the 2018 Big 12 All-Freshman team.
Oklahoma has produced 17 Freshman All-America selections since 1997. Prater joins Jake Irvin (2016), Jacob Evans (2013), David Purcey (2002) and Austin Mix (2000) as OU freshman pitchers to be named Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-America selections.