August 25, 2011

Adam Barry Named to Summer Collegiate All-American Team by Perfect Game USA

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – Cal State Northridge Matador outfielder Adam Barry has been named to the Summer Collegiate All-American Team by Perfect Game USA, the organization announced Thursday. Barry was one of 48 national players selected to the team and one of just three players from the Big West Conference to earn the honor.

The All-American team, which is put out annually by Perfect Game USA, is a three-tier list that highlights the collegiate players that compiled the most impressive stats over the summer season. Barry was officially selected to the third team as the designated hitter.

Barry competed for the Bethesda (Md.) Big Train of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League this past summer, setting team and league records in batting average (.414), hits (67) and RBI (43). He also finished the season with 14 doubles, the most in the league. 

"We're proud of what Adam accomplished in a very competitive league," said head coach Matt Curtis. "We are excited that he has continued to progress throughout the summer and look for him to provide a steady bat in the middle of the order in 2012."

Barry's success at the plate helped the Big Train to a 36-9 record and its third straight league championship. Because it was the only summer team in the nation to keep its loss total to single digits, Bethesda was ranked by Perfect Game USA as the country's top summer league team.
Barry competed in 45 games for the Big Train this summer between the regular season and the championship series and was named as a starter for the 2011 All-Star Game. In addition to his record-breaking regular season, Barry added four hits and two RBI in the playoffs.
Barry served primarily as the left fielder for the Cal State Northridge in 2011 and saw action as the team's first baseman toward the end of the season. He hit for a .288 batting average with 14 RBI last year.

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