The top freshman in the Pac-12 from a year ago is now the top overall baseball player in the conference. California sophomore Andrew Vaughn is the Pac-12 Player of the Year, the conference announced Thursday.
2017 #Pac12BSB Freshman of the Year ➡️ 2018 #Pac12BSB Player of the Year AND Batting Champion@CalBaseball's Andrew Vaughn takes home a pair of postseason honors: https://t.co/ewpjcIImXI pic.twitter.com/rsL2NR2YmT
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) May 31, 2018
Vaughn, who plays first base, hit a league-best .402 with 23 home runs and 63 RBI for the Golden Bears in leading them to a fifth-place finish in the Pac-12. The 23 homers are two off the national lead, held by Arizona State’s Spencer Torkelson.
🏆 ANDREW VAUGHN 🏆
2017 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year ✅
2018 Pac-12 Player of the Year ✅
2018 Pac-12 Batting Champion ✅
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— Cal Athletics (@CalAthletics) May 31, 2018
A second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, Vaughn is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award given to college baseball’s top player.