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June 7, 2012

Relief Pitcher Reed Reilly Earns Freshman All-America Honor

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- Cal Poly redshirt freshman relief pitcher Reed Reilly has been named to Collegiate Baseball newspaper's freshman All-America team.

Reilly (6-4, 210, Dana Point, CA/JSerra Catholic HS) is the third Mustang under 10th-year head coach Larry Lee to earn the honor, joining second baseman Matt Jensen (2009) and designated hitter/outfielder Luke Yoder (2007).

Reilly, a first-team All-Big West Conference selection last week, compiled a 5-2 record and 2.80 ERA in 25 appearances, primarily as Cal Poly's middle reliever.

Among his top performances during the 2012 season were four scoreless innings in relief, allowing just one hit, for the win against Cal State Fullerton and three scoreless frames with a career-high four strikeouts for another win against Pepperdine.

Reilly, who also pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in two appearances against Long Beach State and three scoreless innings in two stints against UC Irvine, struck out 45 batters in 54 2/3 innings and allowed just six earned runs in his last 16 appearances on the mound (1.47 ERA).

Reilly also notched four strikeouts in a three-inning stint against San Diego State on March 23 and in four innings against Cal State Northridge on April 15. He pitched two innings for a save against Pacific on April 29.

Cal Poly finished the 2012 season 36-20 overall, winning its last seven games and 14 of 17. For the second time in their 16 years as a member of the Big West, the Mustangs finished second with a 16-8 mark, one game behind champion Cal State Fullerton.