Cederoth Named First-Team All-American
May 29, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - San Diego State right-hander Michael Cederoth has been named a first-team Louisville Slugger All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper. He becomes the 13th Aztec in the history of the program to receive All-America honors and the fifth to be selected to a first-team squad.
Cederoth, a right-hander from San Diego, Calif. (Steele Canyon HS), served as the Aztecs' closer as a junior this year after performing in a starting role his first two years at SDSU. In 2014 he has compiled a record of 6-2 with 20 saves and a 2.28 earned run average. He has struck out 55 batters over his 51.1 innings of work and foes are batting just .205 against him.
After starting the season opener (a loss) at San Jose State, Cederoth was moved to the bullpen where he became the Aztecs' closer. Since that loss on opening day, he has a record of 6-1 with a 1.89 earned run average along with his 20 saves. That save total equals the SDSU record set by Addison Reed, currently the closer for the Arizona Diamondbacks, in 2009.
He was named to the all-Mountain West first team after recording eight saves with a 2-1 record and a 2.08 earned run average in league contests. He led the conference in saves both overall and in league play and opponents his just .198 against him in league games. He is a two-time Mountain West Pitcher of the Week this season.
Cederoth is also a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy present to the top player in collegiate baseball and he is on the watch list for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award
The Aztecs' are currently in Lafayette, La., preparing to compete in the NCAA Regional where they will face Mississippi State on Friday (May 30) at 1:00 p.m. (CT). SDSU's season record of 42-19 represents the most wins for the team since the 2002 campaign.