South Carolina freshman outfielder Carlos Cortes was named Monday to the 2017 NCBWA Freshman All-America Team. Cortes hit .286 (48-for-168) in his first season with in Columbia with a team-high 12 home runs as well as 41 RBIs.
A Freshman All-SEC selection, seven of his 12 homers came in SEC play, with three in the 2017 SEC Tournament. He also earned SEC All-Tournament Team accolades.
Cortes was South Carolina's top hitter in conference play with a .327 average (32-for-98) in SEC contests with seven homers and 23 RBIs. In SEC play, he was seventh in the league with a .622 slugging percentage, ranked tied for ninth in homers and 13th in RBIs.
The Freshman All-American team is voted upon by the membership of the NCBWA. The 2017 NCBWA National Freshman Player of the Year and National Freshman Pitcher of the Year will be announced on Tuesday, June 13.