Former Marlin Oberacker Honored

Cookeville, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech star and former Morehead City Marlins outfielder, Chad Oberacker has been named first team All-America by College Baseball Lineup in the annual pre-season list. Oberacker was also selected by Louisville Slugger as he made their second team pre-season list. Lastly, he was named to the third team by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association (NCBWA).

In the spring of 2010, for the Golden Eagles, Oberacker finished with an outstanding .452 average with 29 doubles, 5 triples, and 6 home runs. Oberacker also ended the campaign with 70 RBI and walked more than he struck out guiding his team to an Ohio Valley Conference title. For his hard work and success, the St. Louis Cardinals selected him in the 19th round in the 2010 MLB First Year Amateur Player Draft. Oberacker had decided to return to Tennessee Tech for his senior season.

"It's a huge honor to be recognized before the season even starts, and it's a really big reflection on my teammates," Oberacker said. "We worked hard all last season as a team to keep getting better and finish where we did, and the team deserves credit for that. It's great to have this momentum headed into the season, it's only going to make us step up more and work harder," he also added.

While patrolling centerfield for the Marlins last summer season, Oberacker started 37 games and placed fourth on the team (at least 100 AB) with a respectable .258 average. He helped the Marlins to a 34-20 record and a CPL South Division title in their inaugural season.