D1 Baseball Pre-Season All-American Honors

Chris Muller

Staff member
Announced today were D1 Baseball Pre-Season All-American Awards, with the 1st team announcement still pending, there were some familiar names on the 2nd and 3rd All-American team.

Catcher Hayden Dunhurst landed a spot on D1's 3rd Team list. Dunhurst, a Junior from Carrier, Mississippi, recorded 43 RBIs and 7 HR during the Rebels 2021 season. Better known for his defensive prowess, Hayden became the second player in Rebel history to win ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

Sophomore sensation Jacob Gonzalez was named the 2nd Team shortstop. Gonzalez started all 67 games for the Rebs in 2021 and was named the D1 Baseball 2021 National Freshman of the Year as well as First Team Freshman All-American by NCBWA, D1Baseball, and Collegiate Baseball. Sometimes referred to as possibly the best shortstop to ever play the position at Ole Miss, Gonzalez led all true freshmen nationally in hits and runs scored, paced the Rebels with a .355 batting average, 73 runs scored, 93 hits and 16 doubles, was third on the team with 12 home runs and was tied for second on team with 55 RBI.