Jangols Named to Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-America Team

Photo Credit: Tim Cowie
Photo Credit: Tim Cowie

2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American Team

KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island's Vitaly Jangols has been named to the 2017 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-America team, announced Wednesday afternoon on baseballnews.com. Jangols is the third Ram to be recognized as a freshman All-American under head coach Raphael Cerrato, as Chris Hess and Tyler Wilson both earned the honor in 2015.

A native of Tuxedo Park, N.Y., Jangols worked his way into the Rams' weekend rotation and finished his rookie campaign with a 7-1 record. He also picked up saves in two of his first three appearances on the year. In his first career appearance, he tossed two scoreless innings to close out a 6-3 win over Stony Brook, and later went three shutout frames to secure Rhody's 5-2 win at #6 NC State.

A two-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, Jangols was dominant in his first career start, allowing just one hit - a single, to the first hitter he faced - in URI's March 26 win at Davidson. Overall, he was 5-1 against Atlantic 10 teams, including an elimination game win over George Washington at the conference championship.

The Rhody righty finished his freshman season with a 2.23 ERA over 60.2 innings pitched. He also was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team as well as the NEIBA All-New England Second Team.

Rhody Baseball All-Americans
2001 - Mike LaBarbera - Third Team (ABCA)
2001 - Dan Batz - Freshmen Team (Louisville Slugger)
2002 - Mike Harris - Freshmen Team (Louisville Slugger)
2004 - Dan Batz - Second Team (Louisville Slugger)
2004 - Zach Zeurcher - Third Team (Louisville Slugger)
2006 - Steve Holmes - Third Team (ABCA)
2009 - Dan Rhault - Honorable Mention (Ping Baseball)
2012 - Jeff Roy - Honorable Mention (College Baseball Insider)
2015 - Chris Hess - Freshmen Team (Louisville Slugger)
2015 - Tyler Wilson - Freshmen Team (Louisville Slugger), Freshman First Team (Perfect Game)
2016 - Tyler Wilson - First Team (ABCA/Rawlings), First Team (Perfect Game), Second Team (Louisville Slugger)
2017 - Vitaly Jangols - Freshmen Team (Collegiate Baseball)