Cody Sedlock was named to the All-America first team by Baseball America, the publication announced Tuesday.
Sedlock was the only pitcher in the conference to finish in the top five of innings (1st, 64.2), strikeouts (1st, 75), ERA (3rd, 1.67) and opponent batting average (3rd, .188) during conference games. He finished the year with a 5-3 record, 2.49 ERA and a program-record 116 strikeouts in 101.1 innings.
Sedlock set career bests of 10.2 innings pitched and 14 strikeouts, also an Illinois Field record, against Ohio State on April 22. The outing earned Sedlock Illinois' first ever National Pitcher of the Week award.
The plant biotechnology major has one year of eligibility left, but is expected to be a high pick in the upcoming MLB Draft.