Cooper Chandler Named Freshman All-American
The Freshman was also named the WCC Freshman of the Year.
MALIBU, Calif. – Cooper Chandler of the Pepperdine baseball team was named to Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s Freshman All-American team, the newspaper announced on Wednesday. Chandler was named the West Coast Conference Baseball Freshman of the Year in 2018.
Chandler (Frisco, Texas/Wakeland HS) is the first Freshman All-American since Aaron Barnett in 2013. The righty went 5-3 on the year with a respectable 4.14 ERA. He shone in WCC play however, going 5-1 with a miniscule 2.72 ERA. The 1-2 punch of Chandler and Pendergast resulted in a six-series win streak for the Waves prior to the last week of the season, helping lead the Waves to clinch the regular-season championship. Chandler is Pepperdine’s 11th overall freshman of the year and the first since Barry Enright in 2005.
Chandler is Pepperdine’s fifth Freshman All-American since 2004.