uk wildcats5 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (1/21/14) – Kentucky junior left-handed pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed has been named second-team preseason All-America by Perfect Game, it was announced.

A native of Terre Haute, Ind., Reed was named second-team Perfect Game preseason All-America as the utility player. It marks his second preseason All-America accolade of the 2014 season, after he earned third-team honors by Louisville Slugger and Collegiate Baseball.

A 6-foot-4, 240-pounder, Reed is the first UK player to earn preseason All-America honors in consecutive seasons, dating back to 1999. Last season, Reed – who in 2012 became the first consensus first-team freshman All-America honoree in program history – was named a preseason All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

A first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection in 2013 as the designated hitter, Reed is coming off a sophomore season as UK’s No. 1 starter and No. 3 or No. 4 hitter in the lineup. At the plate, Reed led UK and finished fourth in the SEC with 13 homers and 52 RBI, adding a .280 average. On the mound, Reed made 14 series-opening starts, finishing with a 2-8 record and a 4.04 ERA, although he entered his final two starts with a 2.84 ERA.

In his career, Reed has appeared in 30 games with 19 starts on the mound, with a 7-11 record and a 3.44 ERA, working 136 innings, walking just 24 and striking out 103. At the plate, Reed has a .290 average with 17 doubles, two triples, 17 homers and 95 RBI.

A 25th-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft by the New York Mets, Reed spent the summer splitting time between the Cape Cod League and the USA National Team trial roster. After his record-setting freshman season in 2012, Reed dominated his summer in the Cape Cod League, ranking third in the circuit in ERA.

Kentucky opens its 2014 season vs. No. 14 Virginia on Feb. 14 in Wilmington, N.C. The Wildcats will open their home slate on Feb. 25 vs. Wright State.

1999 – John Wilson, C
- Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball
2007 – Collin Cowgill, OF
- Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA
2007 – Sean Coughlin, C
- Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA
2007 – Greg Dombrowski, RHSP
2010 – Chris Bisson, 2B
- Baseball America
2013 – Austin Cousino, OF
- Baseball America, Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA
2013 – Corey Littrell, LHSP
- Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA
2013 – A.J. Reed, UT
2014 – A.J. Reed, UT
- Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
1 DOW 17,712.66
+34.43 (0.19%)    
2 S&P 2,061.02
+4.87 (0.24%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,891.22
+27.86 (0.57%)    

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5736

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5350

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5126

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5062

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4246

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 4035

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13645

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

March 02, 2015 11583

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 28, 2015 2921

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 28, 2015 1937

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1563

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen'…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1337

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1155

Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held…

by Lynnsie Fulkerson
March 27, 2015 997

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 27, 2015 931

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy Launches…

by Danielle Palmer
March 28, 2015 879

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

by Office of the Governor
March 28, 2015 852

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 27, 2015 845

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

by Beth Fisher