2018 Mt. Juliet High graduate --

COOKEVILLE -- Following a highly impressive first campaign for the Tennessee Tech baseball team, John Dyer joined an elite group of Golden Eagle ball players Wednesday, earning Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American honors.

In his first go-around in Cookeville, Dyer earned a spot on both the Ohio Valley Conference First Team and OVC All-Freshman Team.

The team's designated hitter for the majority of the season, he turned in a .330 average behind 63 hits, 13 doubles and 11 home runs. He ranked second on the team with 54 RBI and wrapped up the year with a .420 on-base percentage and .581 slugging percentage while scoring 41 runs and drawing 23 walks.

A 2018 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where he played for Coach Mark Purvis, Dyer joins a club of seven past Tech rookies to earn Freshman All-American honors, including the likes of Zach Stephens (2011), Ryan Flick (2015), Chase Chambers (2015), Kevin Strohschein (2016) and Ethan Roberts (2016), each whom went on to claim multiple All-American accolades during their careers.

Tech's first two Freshman All-American honorees were Russell Stoops (1992) and Cole Helms (2002).

He was named Wilson County Player of the Year in 2018 by The Wilson Post -- after batting .434 with a .500 on base percentage, 32 RBI and five homers for the Golden Bears.

Dyer ranked among the league's top freshman in nearly every hitting category, including: first in doubles, first in home runs, first in RBI, first in slugging percentage, second in on-base percentage, third in average and third in hits.

He is the son of Scott and Kathy Dyer.

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