Baseball's Gigliotti named NCBWA Freshman All-American
Monday, June 8, 2015
By Kirk Downs
Baseball's Gigliotti named NCBWA Freshman All-American

The honors continue to pile up for Michael Gigliotti.

Less than a week after Collegiate Baseball named the Lipscomb center fielder a Freshman All-American, he earned the same recognition Monday from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Gigliotti landed a spot on the second team and is one of just 34 players across the nation to be recognized.

Leading Lipscomb to a school-record 39 wins and the second conference tournament title in program history, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida native put together an outstanding freshman campaign.

Whether it was collecting three hits in his collegiate debut versus Butler or drawing a two-out walk in the eighth inning against Radford to keep a 32-game on-base streak alive, Gigliotti was the tone-setter for the Bisons offensively.

The lefty batted .336 at the dish and finished second on the squad with 78 hits. He finished fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference with 51 runs scored and fifth in stolen bases, swiping 17.

Gigliotti hit five doubles, three triples and five home runs while knocking in 28 runs. He also drew 25 walks to up his on-base percentage to .409 – the second-highest on the team.

Three weeks ago, Gigliotti was named second-team all-conference and also earned a spot on the A-Sun’s All-Freshman team.

The NCBWA will announce the national freshman hitter and pitcher of the year on Wednesday.