Rutgers baseball freshman Hugh Pinkney was named the B1G Preseason Freshman of the Year Tuesday. Pinkney, who committed to Rutgers in July of 2022, was drafted in the 17th round of the most recent MLB Draft but decided to turn it down and play for the Scarlet Knights.

Rutgers fans will learn his name soon enough.

Rutgers is fresh off one of the best seasons in its program’s history in 2022. The Scarlet Knights won 44 games and finished as runners-up in the B1G Tournament. The Scarlet Knights also finished 3rd in the country in total runs scored and first place in runs per game, averaging just under 10.