Cougars' Ober named preseason All-American

College of Charleston sophomore pitcher Bailey Ober was named to the Perfect Game Preseason All-American team. (Shane Roper/File)

College of Charleston sophomore pitcher Bailey Ober has been named to his second preseason All-American team.

The hard-throwing Ober was named to the Perfect Game preseason All-American team on Friday. Earlier in the preseason, Ober was named to Collegiate Baseball's preseason All-American squad. He was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NBCWA) Freshman Pitcher of the Year last season.

"Our program is proud of Bailey earning another distinction for his accomplishments," said College of Charleston head coach Monte Lee. "He is one of the best pitchers in the country, and being recognized by Perfect Game as an All-American is another tremendous honor on his already impressive list of accolades."

A year ago, Ober was an integral part of Charleston's record-setting pitching staff, which set school marks for ERA (2.73) and finished in the top 10 in the country in fewest walks and hits per innings pitched (WHIP) with 1.11and strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.89).

Ober finished with a 10-3 record and 1.52 ERA, while striking out 85 hitters and allowing just 19 walks in 106.2 innings pitched. Opposing hitters managed to hit just .192 against Ober.

Ober helped lead the Cougars to a 44-19 overall record and advanced to the Lubbock NCAA Super Regional, ultimately finishing the season ranked No. 16 (Collegiate Baseball) nationally.

The Huntersville, N.C., native earned Freshman All-American and American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Region honors last year as well.

The Cougars, who are ranked No. 25 in Collegiate Baseball's preseason poll, will open the 2015 against No. 21 South Carolina Feb. 13-15 in Columbia.