BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- A pair of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) baseball players were selected to D3baseball.com's All-America Teams on Tuesday, including Saint Mary's pitcher James Green and Macalester catcher Graham Low. Green was a Third Team pick, while Low landed on the Fourth Team.
Green (So. | East Bethel, Minn. | St. Francis) compiled an 8-1 record and 1.85 earned run average in 10 appearances for the Cardinals this season. The sophomore right-hander and MIAC Pitcher of the Year logged a team-leading 58.1 innings and pitched at least six innings in eight of his nine starts in 2019. Opponents hit just .194 against Green, who accounted for four of the Cardinal pitching staff's six complete games, and boasted a team-high 63 strikeouts — including a career-high 13 against No. 1-ranked Concordia-Chicago on March 22 — and walked just 10 batters.
Low (Sr. | Piedmont, Calif.) led the MIAC in batting (.452), doubles (15) and on-base percentage (.537) while ranking second in slugging percentage (.670) and third in total bases (77) en route to his second consecutive MIAC Player of the Year honor. Low also scored a team-best 27 runs while driving in 21 runs and hitting two triples and two home runs. Over a four-game stretch in doubleheaders against Augsburg and Saint Mary's, Low was 11-for-12 (.917) with four runs, a homer and three runs batted in. Also selected to the MIAC All-Defensive Team in May, the Scots' catcher threw out seven would-be base stealers in 19 attempts.