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Freshman standout in national spotlight

Owen Miller throwing baseball

Illinois State Redbirds shortstop Owen Miller during a game against the Northwestern Wildcats on March 6 at North Charlotte Regional Park in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Mike Janes/Four Seam Images)

Owen Miller had such an amazing first season as Illinois State’s shortstop that he was selected to Baseball America’s Freshman All-American Second Team. The honor is in addition to Miller being named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.

Only 30 freshmen in total were chosen for the two teams. Miller was also named an All-MVC Honorable Mention at the end of the season, during which he played every game. He ranked among the MVC leaders in three key categories. He led the league in doubles and ranked fourth in total hits. His batting average was the seventh-best mark in the conference.

A native of Wisconsin, Miller is majoring in business administration.

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