TUCSON, Ariz. – Steve Sada’s (Saegertown, Pa./Saegertown) solid debut season for the Miami University baseball team earned the second baseman national accolades. The freshman was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper on Thursday.
Sada enjoyed a steady season for the RedHawks in 2014, batting .309 in 54 games (50 starts). He drew a team-high 24 walks to finish with a .391 on-base percentage, second best on the RedHawks. His 18 extra-base hits, 15 doubles and nine steals all sat second on the Red and White. He also scored 29 runs while driving in 21. He also posted 14 multi-hit games while driving in at least two runs four times.
In Mid-American Conference play, Sada batted .348 with a team-best .423 on-base percentage and 12 walks. He was among the RedHawks’ most dangerous hitters during the MAC Tournament, batting a team-best .455 with two doubles.
Sada’s inclusion on the postseason team marks the third-straight year Miami had a first-year player garner Freshman All-America honors. Matt Honchel landed on the team in 2012 and Jake Romano was honored in 2013. Sada is the ninth Miami player to be included on the Freshman All-American team.