Duke baseball ace Bryce Jarvis named First Team All-American

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Duke baseball ace Bryce Jarvis was named as a Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American after his stellar junior season.

The coronavirus pandemic ruined many things about college and professional sports, and one thing that will get overlooked is how the virus cut short one of the best Duke baseball seasons ever.

Head coach Chris Pollard was set to get the Blue Devils to Omaha for the College World Series after coming one game short in back-to-back seasons.

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Not only was this going to be one of the best seasons ever for the program, but ace Bryce Jarvis was in the midst of one of the best individual seasons in school history.

Leading Duke to a 12-4 (2-1 ACC) record, Jarvis tossed the first perfect game in school history against Cornell and had a 3-1 record with a 0.67 ERA and a jaw-dropping 40 strikeouts in only 27 innings pitched.

As a Top-50 MLB Draft prospect and almost a guaranteed first-round pick in the June 10 draft, the right-hander was also named as a Collegiate Baseball First Team All-American.

Jarvis was not listed as a First, Second, or Third Team All-American in the publication’s preseason honors, and the Franklin, Tennessee native had a fast rise to the top of draft boards after being drafted in the 37th Round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees. However, Jarvis turned down the opportunity to join the Yankees’ organization and return to Duke for another season.

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The Duke star is joined by Reid Detmers of Louisville, Landon Knack of East Tennessee State, Asa Lacy of Texas A&M, Zach Pettway of UCLA, and Connor Prielipp of Alabama as the starting pitchers named as First Team All-Americans.

In two and a quarter seasons at Duke, Jarvis is 13-4, appearing in 48 games, making 20 starts, with a 2.81 ERA.

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Bryce Jarvis will certainly hear his name called in the first round of the MLB Draft, which will begin on June 10 at 7:00pm EST, and the following rounds will take place on June 11, starting at 5:00pm EST.