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Posted: Thursday, June 9, 2011 2:35 pm

Clearly there was something going on Jaycob Brugman's senior year at Desert Vista.

Whether he was pitched around, never got into a rhythm, didn't deal well expectations or there was an injury, the talk around high school baseball was "What happened?"

Whatever the case was, Brugman was not the same player.

A year later, those questions are long gone and he is back to being his old self.

Brugman was named Freshman of the Year by the Mountain West Conference two weeks ago, and then came word this week that he was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Magazine.

Brugman, who was also named a All-MWC first-team, hit .317 with nine homers, 19 doubles, five triples and 49 RBI. He also swiped 13 bases in 15 attempts.

For a true freshman to put up those types of numbers bodes well for the future.

It kind of erases his senior at Desert Vista when he hit .324 with five home runs and 14 RBIs in 83 at bats, while adding 28 runs and 12 stolen bases.

It wasn't even close to his junior year with the Thunder when he hit .508 with 15 home runs and drove in 49 run in 118 at-bats, while scoring 59 runs and stealing 15 bases.

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