Smoky Mountain senior Cal Raleigh has been named to the Louisville Slugger preseason All-American baseball team.
Raleigh is a first-team selection at catcher.
As a junior, Raleigh earned All-Western North Carolina Athletic Conference and Citizen-Times All-WNC honors after batting .351 with 16 RBIs, 11 stolen bases, six doubles, a home run and 18 runs scored. He was 2-1 with a save as a pitcher with a 1.67 earned run average and 30 strikeouts in 37.2 innings pitched. Raleigh played in the August Under Armour All-American baseball game at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
Raleigh has signed with Clemson.