Aug. 24, 2001
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University baseball newcomer Robbie McClellan, a junior transfer from Seward County CC in Liberal, Kan., has been named a National Baseball Congress All-American after going 2-0 with a 0.52 ERA for the Liberal Beejays in the recently completed NBC World Series in Wichita, Kan.
McClellan, who helped lead the Beejays to the NBC World Series championship in 2000, was a two-time all-league selection at Seward County CC and finished second in the nation in strikeouts per nine innings (10.22). Going 2-0 in this year's NBC World Series, McClellan had two strong outings, striking out 16 in 17.0 innings of work and allowed only one earned run. McClellan was 16-4 in his two years at Seward County CC and posted a school-record five saves in 2001 while leading his team to the Jayhawk League title.
Fellow Sun Devil teammate and 2001 Freshman All-American outfielder Rod Allen helped lead the Anchorage Glacier Pilots to the 2001 NBC World Series Championship. Allen, who led the team in hitting with a .314 average and led the Alaskan League with 24 stolen bases, was named one of the top 10 prospects out of the Alaskan League by Baseball America. Sun Devil pitcher Jered Liebeck was also a member of the Glacier Pilot's championship team.
The Sun Devils will begin individual workouts next week and are schedule to have fall practices run in early November.