June 8, 2007
2007 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American
Center Valley, Pa. - Three Patriot League baseball student-athletes were named Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Included on this year's list were Bucknell's Ben Yoder, Lafayette's Jeremy Atkins and Navy's Drew Lydon.
Yoder was tabbed the 2007 Patriot League Rookie of the Year after batting .317 with 21 runs scored and 12 RBI. The rookie second baseman saw action in 37 games this season, collecting 38 hits including five doubles and two triples. The two-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week registered 12 multiple-hit games for the Orange and Blue.
A right-handed pitcher for Lafayette, the 2007 Patriot League Champion, Atkins posted a 6-2 mark with a 3.50 ERA. The freshman Leopard made 11 appearances with 10 starts during the 2007 campaign.
Lydon was a Second-Team All-Patriot League selection at third base in 2007. In 40 games, Lydon owned a .314 batting average with 20 runs scored and 21 batted in, while recording 44 hits.
With this year's three selections, the Patriot League has laid claim to a total of 22 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American. The three honorees match the most the Patriot League has had in a single season, also occurring in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2004.