Sean Carley Named To Preseason All-American Team
Feb. 13, 2012
USAF ACADEMY, Colo.- Air Force baseball's Sean Carley was named to College Baseball Insider's 2012 preseason All-America team, announced today. A junior right-hand pitcher, Carley earned honorable mention preseason All-American honors.
Carley is coming off one of the best pitching seasons ever by a Falcon in 2011, when he struck out 62 batters in 82.1 innings and earned second-team All-Mountain West honors. His 3.94 earned run average was the lowest ERA by an Air Force starting pitcher in 28 years, dating back to Bob Wright's 3.58 ERA in 1983. The Melbourne, Fla., native's 62 strikeouts are the most by a Falcon pitcher since 2002, when Erik Fisher fanned 88. Carley posted a 3-5 overall record.
Carley set a school record for the lowest MW ERA at Air Force, posting a 4.10 ERA in 37.1 innings pitched. Carley also led Air Force with three complete-games and held opposing batters to a .279 batting average. He also pitched one of the best single games in Air Force history when he tossed a two-hit shutout against Bowling Green. After allowing base hit singles in the first and leading off the second, Carley retired 24 consecutive batters to close out the game. He also struck out a career-high 12 batters vs. Bowling Green.
Carley was just the second Air Force pitcher to earn all-MW honors and the first since Matt Kaercher in 2002.