COLUMBIA, S.C. – Freshman outfielder Carlos Cortes has been named to the 2017 Perfect Game Freshman All-America Team it was announced on Thursday. Cortes hit .286 (48-for-168) in his first season with the Garnet & Black with a team-high 12 homers as well as 41 RBIs.
This is the second Freshman All-America honor for Cortes, who was also recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). A Freshman All-SEC selection earlier in the year, seven of his 12 homers came in SEC play with three of the 12 in the 2017 SEC Tournament as well as he also earned SEC All-Tournament Team accolades.
Cortes was South Carolina’s top hitter in conference play with a .327 average (32-for-98) in SEC contests with seven homers and 23 RBIs. In SEC play, he was seventh in the league with a .622 slugging percentage, ranked tied for ninth in homers and 13th in RBIs.