Irvine Valley freshman second baseman Scott Kaplan was honored last weekend by being named to the 2011 Southern California All-American team.
Kaplan was one of six infielders named to the 22-man squad. He was also one of just three freshman players named to the entire team.
"The recognition is well deserved," IVC Coach Kent Madole said. "It is a huge accomplishment for him and says a lot about what he did this year as a freshman."
Kaplan had a special season in which he hit .397 overall with 52 hits, 27 runs scored, 10 doubles and 33 walks. He had a .511 slugging percentage and .521 on base percentage.
Kaplan is the third IVC player to be named All-American, following former starting pitcher Chris Saddoris, who was selected in 2005, and relief pitcher Dean Persinger, who was picked in 2008.
2011 So Cal All-American List