UCLA center fielder Beau Amaral, a 2009 graduate of Huntington Beach High, has been named second-team Freshman All-America by Baseball America.
He was one of six outfielders to earn the honor. Amaral and Jabari Henry of Florida International, and Cohl Walla of Texas, made second team. Max White (Oklahoma), Logan Vick (Baylor) and Jeremy Baltz (St. John's) made first team.
In 64 games, Amaral, 19, led the Bruins with a .354 batting average, had a team-high 79 hits that included four home runs, 12 doubles and 31 runs batted in. He drew 20 walks, was hit by pitch 16 times and had a .442 on-base average.
The .354 batting average was the best by a Bruin freshman since 1998.
In UCLA's 12 postseason games — the Bruins finished runner-up to South Carolina in the finals of the College World Series — Amaral hit .396 with 19 hits, including six doubles and 13 runs scored in 48 at-bats.