Rajkovich, Talamantes Tabbed Freshmen All-Americans
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz.-Centenary freshmen Pete Rajkovich and RJ Talamantes were tabbed as Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans, announced Wednesday by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Rajkovich, a freshman out of Linden, Calif., excelled as the Gents' top hitter this season. He led the team in average with an astounding .363 clip and a .419 mark in Summit League play.

Rajkovich was second-best on the team with 45 hits, fourth-best with 18 RBI. He slugged .488 in conference play. He had 16 multi-hit games and had four three-hit games. Rajkovich led the team with a season-long 10-game hitting streak and reached base safely 15 straight games.

Talamantes, a freshman out of Colleyville, Texas, ranked fifth in the nation in stolen bases with 32-of-37 bag swipes. He played in all 43 games this season, making 42 starts. He finished third-best on the team with a .350 average and second-best in Summit League play alone with a .404 clip.

He led the team with 160 at-bats, 38 runs scored, 56 hits, 38 runs scored and a .426 on base percentage.

For their strong play, Rajkovich was named Second Team All-Summit League and Talamantes was honored as a First Team All-Summit League selection, voted on by the league's head coaches.

The freshmen join an elite group across the country, which included three others from across the Summit League in RHP Alex Gonzalez (Oral Roberts), TJ Bennett (Oral Roberts) and Tyson Weber (Southern Utah).

For a complete list of Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans, click HERE.