Davis Motor Sales banner ad

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.

UK PRESEASON ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS (since 1999)
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
- NCBWA
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
- NCBWA
2014 – A.J. Reed, UT
- Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, Perfect Game

SurfKY News
Information provided by UK Athletics

© 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 18,132.70
-81.72 (-0.45%)    
2 S&P 2,104.50
-6.24 (-0.30%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,963.53
-24.36 (-0.49%)    

Most Read This Week

February 21, 2015 6947

Traffic Advisory for Western Kentucky

in Top News For All Sites by KTC
February 25, 2015 6040

Multi-Agency Investigation Nets Large-Scale Meth…

in Top News For All Sites by Trooper Stu Recke
February 24, 2015 5963

Two Charged in Central City Meth Bust

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
February 25, 2015 5855

New Asian Restaurant Coming to Madisonville

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
February 22, 2015 5741

Easter Cuties Pageant in Memory of Shanice Bean

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 21, 2015 5435

Local Administrators Warn Employees to Watch for…

in Top News For All Sites by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

February 12, 2015

UPDATE: Name of Pennyrile Fatality Officially…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Today

February 27, 2015 1077

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Feb. 27, 2015

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
February 27, 2015 897

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Hopkins County Sheriff's Office
February 27, 2015 727

AIRPLAY: Travis Dukes Makes Stop for Jam Session

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 712

Tim Thomas to Speak at Rescheduled Black History…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 706

Tips for Travelers Considering a Cruise

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 690

How to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Home

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
February 27, 2015 654

Whitfield Presses Health Secretary on Obamacare…

in General News For All Sites by Marty Irby
February 27, 2015 646

Mustangs Fall to McLean County in Three Overtime…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
February 27, 2015 607

Lady Mustangs Capture 10th District Title

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Steve LeMaster
February 27, 2015 607

The Potentially Harmful Effects of Mold in Your…

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News