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All-American Teams College - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 25, 2001

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams were announced today which have a potent mix of pitching and offense. The 18-man first team, chosen by performances up to regional playoffs and picked by the staff of Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features 11 conference players or pitchers of the year, including:
 
• RHP Mark Prior, Southern California (Pac-10 Pitcher of Year)
• RHP Justin Pope, Central Florida (Trans America Player of Year)
• RHP Dewon Brazelton, Middle Tennessee St. (Sun Belt Pitcher of Year)
• RHP Aaron Heilman, Notre Dame (Big East Pitcher of Year)
• RHP Kirk Saarloos, Cal. St. Fullerton (Big West Pitcher of Year)
• RHP Shane Komine, Nebraska (Big 12 Pitcher of Year)
• C Kelly Shoppach, Baylor (Big 12 Player of Year)
• 1B John VanBenschoten, Kent St. (Mid-American Player of Year)
• SS Chris Burke, Tennessee (Southeastern Player of Year)
• OF Ryan Brunner, Northern Iowa (Missouri Valley Player of Year)
• OF Jason Law, Monmouth (Northeast Player of Year)
 
The first team features six starting pitchers who posted a combined 79-6 record with an ERA of 1.95. Southern California's Mark Prior leads the first team pitchers with 166 strikeouts. The offense features power, line drive hitters and speed. The first team belted 190 homers (average 17.2 per player). Seven hit 18 or more doubles this season. As far as speed, four players swiped 22 or more bases led by Tennessee's Chris Burke with 42.
 
The first team also features Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of The Year in RHP Mark Prior of Southern California. Prior posted a glistening 13-1 record prior to regional competition with a 1.49 ERA. Even more amazing is that he struck out 166 batters and only walked 17. The 6-foot-5, 220-pounder, who is expected to be the first college player taken in the upcoming June draft, recorded 10 or more strikeouts in a game 10 times this season.
 
The following are the first, second and third team Louisville Slugger All-Americans for the 2001 season. Complete statistics on each of the players accompany this release.
 
FIRST TEAM
RHP — Mark Prior, Southern California (13-1, 1.49 ERA, 5 CG, 166 K, 17 BB)
RHP — Justin Pope, Central Florida (14-1, 1.34 ERA, 5 CG, 150 K, 21 BB)
RHP — Dewon Brazelton, Middle Tennessee St. (13-1, 1.44 ERA, 10 CG, 148 K, 22 BB)
RHP — Aaron Heilman, Notre Dame (14-0, 1.54 ERA, 11 CG, 103 K, 27 BB)
RHP — Kirk Saarloos, Cal. St. Fullerton (13-2, 2.26 ERA, 7 CG, 137 K, 20 BB)
RHP — Shane Komine, Nebraska (12-1, 3.63 ERA, 5 CG, 127 K, 31 BB)
Relief — Lee Gronkiewicz, South Carolina (16 SV, 1.42 ERA, 62 K, 22 BB)
C — Kelly Shoppach, Baylor (great defense, .399, 20 2B, 11 HR, 66 RBI)
1B — John VanBenschoten, Kent St. (.443, 30 HR, 14 2B, 79 RBI, 22 SB)
2B — Michael Woods, Southern (.469, 27 2B, 13 HR, 53 RBI, 32 SB)
SS — Chris Burke, Tennessee (.452, 18 HR, 21 2B, 42 SB)
3B — Jeff Baker, Clemson (.376, 22 HR, 12 2B, 69 RBI)
OF — John-Ford Griffin, Florida St. (.458, 18 HR, 25 2B, 68 RBI)
OF — Ryan Brunner, Northern Iowa (.377, 24 HR, 18 2B, 81 RBI)
OF — Shelley Duncan, Arizona (.338, 24 HR, 78 RBI)
OF — Jason Law, Monmouth (.436, 16 HR, 20 2B, 67 RBI)
DH — Brian Baron, UCLA (.443, 17 2B, 47 RBI)
UT — Cory Sullivan, Wake Forest (.392, 20 2B, 12 HR, 25 SB, 6-0 as pitcher, 3.69 ERA)
 
SECOND TEAM
LHP — Noah Lowry, Pepperdine
RHP — Kenny Baugh, Rice
RHP — Nic Ungs, Northern Iowa
RHP — Mike Rogers, Oral Roberts
RHP — Todd Pennington, S.E. Missouri St.
RHP — Nate Fernley, Brigham Young
Relief — Randy Corn, The Citadel
C — Casey Myers, Arizona St.
C — Chris Shelton, Utah
1B — Dan Johnson, Nebraska
2B — Daniel Uggla, Memphis
SS — Javy Rodriguez, Miami (Fla.)
SS — Andy Cannizaro, Tulane
3B — Jake Gautreau, Tulane
OF — Matt Davis, Virginia Commonwealth
OF — OF Billy McCarthy, Rutgers
OF — Jason Knoedler, Miami (Ohio)
OF — Greg Dobbs, Oklahoma
DH — Jason Brooks, Marshall
UT — Mark Pedersen, Valparaiso
 
THIRD TEAM
LHP — Willie Collazo, Florida International
RHP — Jason Arnold, Central Florida
RHP — James Garcia, U.C. Santa Barbara
LHP — Scott Nicholson, Oregon St.
RHP — Rik Currier, Southern California
RHP — Jeremy Herauf, Winthrop
RHP — Steve Reba, Clemson
LHP — Lenny DiNardo, Stetson
LHP — Andy Dickinson, Illinois
LHP — Lane Mestepey, Louisiana St.
Relief — Jeff Carswell, Georgia
Relief — Dave Bush, Wake Forest
Relief — Casey Shumaker, Jacksonville
C — Jeremy Brown, Alabama
C — Alex Trezza, SUNY-Stony Brook
1B — Phillip Hartig, The Citadel
1B — Kevin Mitchell, McNeese St.
1B — Aaron Clark, Alabama
1B — Ernie Durazo, Arizona
2B — Ryan Kyes, Ohio
2B — Clemente Bonilla, S.E. Missouri St.
2B — Josh Renick, Middle Tennessee St.
SS — Jeremy Kurella, Central Florida
SS — Bobby Crosby, Long Beach St.
SS — Josh Labandeira, Fresno St.
3B — Jack Hannahan, Minnesota
3B — Kevin Youkilis, Cincinnati
3B — Willie Core, Louisiana-Monroe
OF — John Cole, Nebraska
OF — Gregg Davies, Towson
OF — Chris May, Pennsylvania
UT — Dan Harren, Pepperdine
 
First Team
   Pitchers
Pos Player School Yr W L ERA G GS CG SV

IP

H BB

SO

RHP•• Mark Prior Southern Cal. Jr 13 1 1.49 17 15 5 0

114.6

73 17

166

RHP Justin Pope Central Fla. Jr 14 1 1.34 16 16 5 0

114.3

86 21

150

RHP Dewon Brazelton Middle Tenn. St. Jr 13 1 1.44 14 14 10 0

119.0

78 22

148

RHP Aaron Heilman Notre Dame Sr 14 0 1.54 14 14 11 0

105.0

63 27

103

RHP Kirk Saarloos Cal. St. Fullerton Sr 13 2 2.26 22 15 7 4

131.3

86 20

137

RHP Shane Komine Nebraska Jr 12 1 3.63 15 15 5 0

106.6

113 31

127

Relief Lee Gronkiewicz South Carolina Sr 2 1 1.42 32 0 0 16 50.6 26 22 62
   Position Players
Pos Player School Yr AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
C Kelly Shoppach Baylor So .399 218 48 87 20 2 11 66 21 49 4
1B John VanBenschoten Kent St. Jr .443 210 72 93 14 6 30 79 52 48 22
2B Michael Woods Southern Jr .469 162 67 76 27 5 13 53 26 27 32
SS Chris Burke Tennessee Jr .452 230 93 104 21 10 18 58 44 21 42
3B Jeff Baker Clemson So .376 213 60 80 12 2 22 69 29 34 5
OF John-Ford Griffin Florida St. Jr .458 225 69 103 25 0 18 68 45 21 11
OF Ryan Brunner Northern Iowa Sr .377 228 68 86 18 2 24 81 34 25 6
OF Shelley Duncan Arizona Jr .338 228 64 77 9 1 24 78 32 35 3
OF Jason Law Monmouth Jr .436 204 58 89 20 0 16 67 29 28 8
DH Brian Baron UCLA Sr .443 237 39 105 17 0 2 47 20 26 1
UT* Cory Sullivan Wake Forest Sr .392 240 79 94 20 0 12 61 26 20 25

 

 

Second Team
   Pitchers
Pos Player School Yr

W

L ERA G GS

CG

SV

IP

H BB

SO

LHP Noah Lowry Pepperdine Jr

14

1 1.51 17 16

2

1

113.3

82 39

137

RHP Kenny Baugh Rice Sr

12

2 1.82 19 18

3

0

119.0

88 40

135

RHP Nic Ungs Northern Iowa Jr

11

1 1.95 15 14

7

0

106.3

96 14

108

RHP Mike Rogers Oral Roberts Jr

14

0 2.05 17 16

3

1

118.3

92 43

135

RHP Todd Pennington S.E. Missouri St. Jr

12

2 1.33 18 15

5

0

95.0

51 36

121

RHP Nate Fernley Brigham Young Sr

16

2 3.12 20 19

6

4

144.3

126 28

126

Relief Randy Corn The Citadel Jr 8 3 2.41 34 0 0 12 56.0 41 23 88
   Position Players
Pos Player School Yr AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO

SB

C Casey Myers Arizona St. Sr .386 215 49 83 16 0 6 66 34 19

2

C Chris Shelton Utah Jr .374 219 63 82 22 2 19 66 32 37

1

1B Dan Johnson Nebraska Sr .373 201 73 75 12 1 24 81 59 43

6

2B Daniel Uggla Memphis Jr .379 214 72 81 28 3 18 67 42 39

5

SS Javy Rodriguez Miami (Fla.) Jr .388 201 52 78 10 4 5 51 26 13

57

SS Andy Cannizaro Tulane Sr .371 256 68 95 29 3 2 60 22 19

45

3B Jake Gautreau Tulane Jr .359 251 76 90 19 1 20 84 35 33

8

OF Matt Davis Va. Common. Jr .399 203 78 81 7 2 3 25 43 17

47

OF Billy McCarthy Rutgers Jr .415 200 46 83 20 2 6 61 23 21

10

OF Jason Knoedler Miami (Ohio) Jr .402 239 79 96 15 3 17 50 29 51

24

OF Greg Dobbs Oklahoma Sr .428 243 53 104 25 2 10 62 20 21

12

DH Jason Brooks Marshall Sr .374 187 52 70 14 1 23 73 32 40 10
UT* Mark Pedersen Valparaiso Jr .364 225 55 82 21 3 13 50 21 30 4

 

 

Third Team
   Pitchers
Pos Player School Yr

W

L ERA G GS

CG

SV

IP

H BB

SO

LHP Willie Collazo Florida Intl. Jr

11

0 2.84 17 17

2

0

120.3

111 36

136

RHP Jason Arnold Central Fla. Sr

13

2 1.84 17 16

5

0

107.3

74 28

134

RHP James Garcia U.C. Santa Barbara Jr

10

2 2.63 16 15

5

1

116.3

95 39

105

LHP Scott Nicholson Oregon St. Sr

11

2 3.58 16 15

10

0

130.6

137 21

73

RHP Rik Currier Southern Cal. Sr

10

2 2.36 17 14

1

0

99.0

95 31

100

RHP Jeremy Herauf Winthrop Sr

12

1 3.42 18 16

3

1

123.6

112 24

118

RHP Steve Reba Clemson Jr

11

3 2.26 16 15

1

0

95.6

73 27

91

LHP Lenny DiNardo Stetson Jr

10

3 3.56 19 15

3

0

108.6

105 25

128

LHP Andy Dickinson Illinois Jr

11

1 3.51 20 15

7

2

115.3

122 38

99

LHP Lane Mestepey Louisiana St. Fr

10

3 3.30 19 16

4

1

117.3

127 33

69

Relief Jeff Carswell Georgia Jr

9

0 1.64 20 0

0

1

49.3

36 15

50

Relief Dave Bush Wake Forest Jr

4

3 2.69 38 0

0

15

67.0

52 15

78

Relief Casey Shumaker Jacksonville So 7 5 1.86 31 3 1 12 72.6 46 36 113
   Position Players
Pos Player School Yr AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
C Jeremy Brown Alabama Jr .363 190 47 69 8 1 10 48 33 15 3
C Alex Trezza SUNY-Stony Brook Jr .337 181 59 61 13 0 23 68 36 39 1
1B Phillip Hartig The Citadel Sr .370 243 55 90 23 2 15 67 27 23 13
1B Kevin Mitchell McNeese St. Sr .415 193 48 80 20 0 19 64 21 28 3
1B Aaron Clark Alabama Sr .335 212 66 71 15 2 20 71 40 39 5
1B Ernie Durazo Arizona Sr .395 238 66 94 23 4 7 57 30 37 6
2B Ryan Kyes Ohio Sr .386 223 73 86 32 1 14 57 33 13 7
2B Clemente Bonilla S.E. Missouri St. Jr .382 152 49 58 20 1 6 34 61 19 8
2B Josh Renick Middle Tenn. St. Sr .422 223 74 94 20 2 8 38 30 22 23
SS Jeremy Kurella Central Florida Sr .403 231 59 93 15 1 7 47 19 24 16
SS Bobby Crosby Long Beach St. Jr .343 210 54 72 16 0 8 38 27 36 10
SS Josh Labandeira Fresno St. Sr .366 254 60 93 17 4 14 67 21 32 7
3B Jack Hannahan Minnesota Jr .373 217 63 81 20 4 15 61 45 34 15
3B Kevin Youkilis Cincinnati Sr .405 210 81 85 7 2 18 61 59 21 22
3B Willie Core Louisiana-Monroe Sr .408 211 52 86 15 0 12 56 39 38 7
OF John Cole Nebraska Jr .417 206 60 86 14 4 7 50 18 21 25
OF Greg Davies Towson Jr .399 218 57 87 21 2 15 74 24 20 8
OF Chris May Pennsylvania Sr .455 143 38 65 11 3 10 55 6 25 6
UT* Dan Harren Pepperdine Jr .313 211 32 66 7 0 5 46 25 30 1
  * Pitching Statistics For Multiple-Position Players
Pos Player School Yr W L ERA G GS CG SV

IP

H

BB SO
LHP Cory Sullivan Wake Forest Sr 6 0 3.69 12 10 2 0

70.6

71

32 48
RHP Mark Pedersen Valparaiso Jr 8 1 3.48 10 10 5 0

62.0

78

8 57
RHP Dan Harren Pepperdine Jr 10 3 2.39 16 15 5 1

120.6

101

30 92
  •• National Player Of The Year
 
Collegiate Baseball
Players Of The Year
2001: RHP Mark Prior
Univ. of Southern Calif.
2000: RHP Kip Bouknight
Univ. of South Carolina
1999: UT Jason Jennings
         Baylor University
1998: OF Kevin Mench
         Univ. of Delaware
1997: J.D. Drew
         Florida State University
1996: RHP Kris Benson,
         Clemson University
1995: 1B/P Todd Helton,
         Tennessee &
         OF/P Mark Kotsay,
         Cal. St. Fullerton
1994: P/1B Ryan Jackson
         Duke University
1993: P/OF Brooks Kieschnick,
         Univ. of Texas
1992: P Lloyd Peever,
         Louisiana State Univ.
1991: P Bobby Jones,
         Fresno State Univ.
1990: OF Mike Kelly,
         Arizona State Univ.
1989: P Ben McDonald,
         Louisiana State &
         UT Scott Bryant,
         Univ. of Texas
1988: P Andy Benes,
         Evansville University
1987: 3B Robin Ventura,
         Oklahoma State &
         1B Marteese Robinson,
         Seton Hall University
1986: P Greg Swindell,
         Univ. of Texas
1985: OF Pete Incaviglia,
         Oklahoma State Univ.
1984: OF Oddibe McDowell,
         Arizona State Univ.

 

 

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