Junior catcher Cooper Ingle (Asheville, N.C.) was named a preseason third-team All-American by Perfect Game on Wednesday. Ingle is the third-highest rated catcher in the country by Perfect Game, as it only lists one catcher on each of its All-America teams.
In 2022, Ingle hit .351 with 52 runs, 13 doubles, eight homers, 44 RBIs and a .449 on-base percentage in 54 games. He led the team in multiple-hit games (23) and only struck out 29 times in 211 at-bats. He also threw out 12 of 31 basestealers.
Ingle and the Tigers begin the 2023 season on Feb. 17 against Binghamton at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.