Arizona's second baseman Cameron Cannon (35) easily scopes up a grounder by Washington's Joe Wainhouse (44) for a double play in the fifth inning of their Pac-12 game at Hi Corbett Field, Friday, April 5, 2019, Tucson, Ariz.

Arizona’s Cameron Cannon has been named a first-team All-American by Baseball America, the first Wildcat to be so honored since 2015.

Cannon, who made the team as a second baseman, batted .397 with a nation-high 29 doubles. He also had eight home runs, 56 RBIs and a .478 on-base percentage.

Cannon was selected in the second round of the MLB draft by the Boston Red Sox last week. The last UA player to earn first-team recognition from BA was another second-rounder, Scott Kingery.

Tucson product Nick Gonzales made the second team. The Cienega High School graduate hit .432 with 16 homers and 80 RBIs as a sophomore for New Mexico State.

Wells, Dooney named Freshman All-Americans

Arizona’s Austin Wells and Dayton Dooney were named first-team Freshman All-Americans by the NCBWA.

Wells, a catcher-first baseman, batted .353 with 15 doubles, seven triples, five homers and 60 RBIs. The Las Vegas product led the Pac-12 and set a UA freshman record with 73 runs scored.

Dooney, an infielder, batted .343 with 13 doubles, 10 homers and 53 RBIs.

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