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All-American Teams College -
For Immediate Release: Tuesday,
June 5, 2001
FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAM
TUCSON, Ariz. The 2001 Louisville
Slugger Freshmen All-American team features a whos who of tremendous baseball
The team is headed by Collegiate
Baseball newspapers Freshmen National Players of The Year in LHP Lane Mestepey
of Louisiana St. and 1B Jamie DAntona of Wake Forest. Mestepey was the Tigers
ace of the pitching staff with an 11-3 record as he registered four complete games. He
posted a 3.83 ERA with 73 strikeouts and 36 walks in 129 1/3 innings. DAntona was a
first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick and hit .364 with 17 homers and 14 doubles
which included 77 RBI.
Here is a rundown on the 2001 Louisville
Slugger Freshmen All-American team as chosen by Collegiate Baseball newspaper:
- LHP Lane Mestepey, Louisiana St. The Tigers
ace of the pitching staff, Collegiate Baseballs National Freshman Co-Player
of The Year, had an 11-3 record with four complete games. He registered a 3.83 ERA with 73
strikeouts and 36 walks in 129 1/3 innings.
- RHP Jack Collins, Stetson Posted a 10-0 record,
3.80 ERA and fanned 36 batters with 19 walks.
- LHP Sean Marshall, Virginia Commonwealth Rookie of
the Year in the Colonial Conference, Marshall ran up a 9-1 record, 1.89 ERA and 45
strikeouts with 25 walks.
- RHP Bryan Gale, Michigan St. Registered a 9-0
record with 2.97 ERA, 2 complete games and 51 strikeouts with 24 walks.
- RHP Mike Collar, Maine Rookie of the Year in the
America East Conference, Collar posted an 8-0 record and 3.55 ERA with 45 strikeouts and
only 13 walks.
- Darric Merrell, Cal. St. Fullerton Posted 6-2
record and 1.85 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 32 walks.
- LHP Kyle Bakker, Georgia Tech. Bakker posted a
2.18 ERA with a 4-0 record and 46 strikeouts as he only walked 8.
- LHP Chris Tracz, Marist Posted 8-0 record with
2.14 ERA and registered 5 complete games with 62 strikeouts and only 9 walks.
- LHP John Williams, Middle Tennessee St. Had a 6-1
record and 4.26 ERA with 48 strikeouts and 32 walks.
- LHP Josh Newman, Ohio St. Registered a 7-2 record
with a 3.51 ERA and 39 strikeouts with 20 walks.
- LHP Justin Simmons, Texas Posted a 7-3 record,
2.55 ERA and 4 complete games with 39 strikeouts and 18 walks.
- Clark Girardeau, South Alabama Had an 8-2 record,
3.61 ERA and 2 complete games. He also struck out 53 batters and walked 27.
- LHP Paul Maholm, Missi-ssippi St. Fanned 65
batters while walking only 24 with a 5-3 record and 4.72 ERA for the Bulldogs.
- Andrew Paolillo, Fordham Had a 6-3 record and 2.92
ERA with 31 strikeouts and 15 walks.
- Justin Moore, Texas A&M Fanned 43 batters with
only 13 walks as he went 6-3 on the season with a 2.88 ERA.
- Scott Baker, Oklahoma St. Posted 6-2 record with
4.05 ERA. He struck out 40 batters and walked 20.
- RHP Rene Recio, Oral Roberts Registered a 6-1
record, 2.77 ERA and fanned 72 batters with 25 walks.
- RHP Mateo Miramontes, Nevada Fanned 67 batters
while posting an 8-2 record and 4.50 ERA with 2 complete games.
- Chad Cordero, Cal. St. Fullerton Posted 11 saves,
2-2 record and 1.76 ERA. On the season, he fanned 45 batters and walked only 9.
- Joe Weaver, Oklahoma St. A first team Big 12
selection as well as Big 12 Freshman Co-Pitcher of The Year, Weaver posted a 7-0 record,
1.59 ERA and struck out 26 batters while walking only 7.
- Adam Yates, Mississippi Registered a 7-1 record
with 4 saves and 2.43 ERA as he fanned 55 batters with 34 walks.
- Bob Zimmermann, S.W. Missouri St. Had a 7-2
record, 5 saves and 2.02 ERA with 49 strikeouts and 13 walks.
- George Huguet, Miami (Fla.) Posted 12 saves in 38
appearances with 2.48 ERA.
- Justin Sua, Brigham Young A first team
Mountain West Conference selection, he appeared in 16 games with a 3-0 record, 2.43 ERA
and 18 strikeouts with 4 walks.
- Mitch Maier, Toledo A first team Mid-American
Conference selection, Maier hit .424 with 3 HR, 8 2B and 34 RBI.
- Jay Aulds, Louisiana-Monroe Hit .422 this season
with 6 doubles, 12 RBI and 4 stolen bases.
- Javi Herrera, Tennessee Solid defensive catcher
who hit .288 with 5 HR, 11 2B, and 30 RBI for the Volunteers.
- Tony Richie, Florida St. Superb defensive catcher
who hit .290 with 3 homers, 14 2B and 30 RBI for the Seminoles in his first season.
- Jamie DAntona, Wake Forest A first team
All-Atlantic Coast Conference pick, DAntona was named Collegiate Baseballs Freshman
National Co-Player of The Year as he hit .364 with 17 homers and 14 doubles which included
- Bryan Zenchyk, Stetson Freshman of The Year in the
Trans America Conference, Zenchyk hit .404 with 14 doubles, 3 homers and 36 RBI in 171 at
bats this season.
- Logan Sorensen, Wichita St. Sorensen hit .363 with
14 doubles, 5 homers and 30 RBI this season for the Shockers with 5 stolen bases.
- Steve Sollmann, Notre Dame Rookie of The Year in
the Big East Conference, Sollmann was a first team Big East selection as well as he hit
.374 for the Fighting Irish.
- Robert Deeb, Brown A first team Ivy League
selection, Deeb hit .404 with 9 doubles, 20 RBI and 15 stolen bases. His 63 hits were a
- Omar Quintanilla, Texas A first team selection and
Freshman Player of The Year in the Big 12 Conference, Quintanilla hit .367 with 22
doubles, 2 homers and 37 RBI. He also swiped 8 bases.
- Brian McKenna, Towson St. Chosen as a second team
America East selection, McKenna hit .300 with 11 doubles and 32 RBI.
- Brian Snyder, Stetson Snyder, who made the
All-Freshman team with the Trans America Conference, hit .350 with 5 HR, 15 2B and 45 RBI.
- Mike Westfall, Utah Freshman of the Year in the
Mountain West Conference, Westfall hit .354 with 8 HR, 17 2B, and 45 RBI.
- Myron Leslie, South Florida A member of the
All-Freshmen team in Conference USA, Leslie hit .370 with 13 2B, 3 HR and 31 RBI. He also
swiped 15 of 16 bases.
- Eric Wilson, St. Bona-venture Hit .374 with 11
doubles, 2 homers and 18 RBI this season.
- Adam Fox, Ohio Fox hit .364 with 8 HR, 16 2B, 37
RBI and swiped 5 bases this season.
- Carlos Quentin, Stanford Named Freshman of The
Year in the Pac-10 Conference and a first team Pac-10 pick, Quentin hit .352 with 11
homers and 45 RBI.
- Rod Allen, Arizona St. Hit .396 for the Sun Devils
with 12 doubles, 4 HR, and 39 RBI. He also swiped 5 bases.
- Sam Steidl, Minnesota Hit .421 with 12 doubles, 26
RBI and stole 13 bases.
- Chris Dickerson, Nevada A first team Western
Athletic Conference selection, Dickerson hit .320 with 11 homers, 11 2B and 42 RBI.
- Rickie Weeks, Southern Tied for the most triples
in the nation with 12, Weeks also was a key RBI producer with 69.
- Doug Deeds, Ohio St. Hit .339 with 11 homers, 13
doubles and 42 RBI for the Buckeyes.
- Brian Anderson, Arizona Hit .362 with 7 doubles, 6
triples and 31 RBI. He also had 8 stolen bases as the starting centerfielder for the
- Kendall Schlabach, Youngstown St. A first team
Mid-Continent pick, he hit .426 with 8 doubles, 20 RBI and swiped 16 bases.
- Brent Johnson, Nevada Led the team with 16
doubles, Johnson also hit .321 with 12 stolen bases and committed just three errors all
- Matt Murton, Georgia Tech. Murton hit .377 with 7
homers, 12 2B and knocked in 35 runs.
- Bill Snyder, Ball St. Hit .336 with 8 HR, 7
doubles and 29 RBI.
- Javon Moran, Auburn Swiped 22 bases for the Tigers
as he hit .300 with 12 doubles and 33 RBI.
Multiple Position Athlete
- Michael Aubrey, Tulane Conference USA Freshman of
The Year and a first team Conference USA selection, Aubrey hit .360 with 13 HR, 15 2B and
64 RBI. He posted a 2-0 record and 5.36 ERA as a pitcher.
- Designated Hitter
- Jeremy West, Arizona St. Hit .316 with 6 HR, 8 2B,
33 RBI and swiped 2 bases.
Pitchers: Josh Gray, Lamar; Kyle
Sleeth, Wake Forest; Aaron Braden, Wright St.; Austin Faught, Houston; Trent Peterson,
Florida St.; Zach Minor, Northern Illinois; Burt Clark, Central Florida; David Sanders,
Wichita St.; Erroll Simonitsch, Gonzaga; Lee Graves, Louisiana-Monroe; Ryan Mentkowski,
Iowa; Bobby Sawicki, Southwest Texas; Brad Sullivan, Houston; Brian Jones, Mercer; Chris
Pillsbury, Florida Atlantic; Gene Flores, Houston; Jesse Corn, Jacksonville St.; John Uhl,
South Florida; Paul Lubrano, Central Florida; Rob Finch, Campbell; Tony Maynard,
Cincinnati; Mark Kaiser, Arizona; Matt Farnum, Texas A&M; Sean Rierson, Arizona; Mark
Roberts, Oklahoma; Mike Moat, San Diego St.; Steve Grasley, Creighton; Adam Hanson, Wake
Forest; Kevin Miller, Bucknell; Matt Brown, California; Robert Ransom, Vanderbilt; Brandon
Bartos, Marshall; Eric Everson, Gonzaga; Matthew Pena, Pacific; Paul Lubrano, Central
Florida; Quinn McGinnis, Cal Poly; Mike Esposito, Arizona St.; Aaron Klusman, Arizona St.;
Scooter Michael, N.C. Greensboro; Mike Vasquez, U.C. Santa Barbara; Zach Minor, Northern
Illinois; Pat Farnum, Texas A&M; Brian Montalbo, California; Joey Pace, Long Beach
St.; Ryan Schroyer, Arizona St.; Grant Harper, Marshall; Matt Fasquez, U.C. Santa Barbara.
Infielders: Dan Batz, Rhode Island;
Mike Moon, Southern California; Jim Lipinski, Youngs-town St.; Ryan Nance, Butler; Bennett
Stapf, Winthrop; Dan Soukup, Belmont; Jamie Boyer, Binghamton; Mike Costello, Towson St.;
Trevor Stocking, Northern Illinois; Matthew Brinson, Mississippi St.; Jeremy West, Arizona
St.; Mike Hofius, Long Beach St.; Anthony Giarratano, Tulane; Anthony Giudice, St. Francis
(N.Y.); Jelani Arnold, N.Y. Tech.; Kevin Roberts, Siena; Trent Matthews, Wright St.; Matt
Tolbert, Mississippi; Mike Kelly, Monmouth; Jeff Palumbo, George Mason; Shawn Smarsh,
Wichita St.; Jeff Probst, Florida St.; Steve Garrabrants, Arizona St.; Derek Norman,
Furman; Hyung Cho, Houston; Rusty Brown, Florida Atlantic; Mike Serafini, Evansville,
Conor Jackson, California; Kyle Wilson, Cal Poly; Steve Gendrom, Mississippi St.; Darrell
Preston, Texas-Arlington; Kory Casto, Portland; Craig Alexander, Lafayette; Garrett Greer,
Georgia St.; Colt Morton, North Carolina St.; Greg Blaesing, Illinois St.; David Castillo,
Oral Roberts; Josh Hansen, Wake Forest; Dan Batz, Rhode Island; Joe Denson, Samford; Jeff
Dragicevich, California; Jon Gore, Winthrop.
Outfielders: Adam Rosenberg,
Lafayette; Austin Davis, Rice; Bryan Pritz, Richmond; Casey McGehee, Fresno St.; Joey
Prast, San Diego; Mark Jurich, Louisville; Matt Kutler, Brown; Matt Moye, Old Dominion;
Michael Bourn, Houston; Michael Molinini, St. Francis (N.Y.); Robert Hosgood, Central
Con-necticut St.; Sam Fuld, Stanford; Scott Shirrell, Dartmouth; Thomas Bowker, Charlotte;
Adam Boeve, Northern Iowa; Brian Hall, Stanford; Brian Horwitz, California; Christian
Snavely, Ohio St.; David Coffey, Georgia; David Gresky, Northwestern; Jasha Balcom,.
College of Charleston; Lee Laskowski, Missouri; Peter Stonard, Alabama; Andrew Toussaint,
Cal Poly; Anthony Gwynn, San Diego St.; Ben Harrison, Florida; Billy Saul, Cal Poly; Joe
Jacobitz, UNLV; Joe Salas, New Mexico; Paul Macaluso, Long Beach St.; Ryan Jones, East
Carolina; Jared Walker, Austin Peay; Brent Johnson, Nevada; Chalon Tietje, Cal Poly;
Jerrold Brock, Chicago St.; Nick Walsh, Arizona St.; Aaron Hill, Louisiana St..
Other Positions: Cortland Wilson,
Hawaii; Doug Hehner, Pace; Mitch Walk, William & Mary; Wade Miller, Troy St.; Brad
Beatty, S.E. Missouri St.; Jeff Hiestand, Brigham Young; Brent Lewis, Mississippi St.;
Steve LeFaivre, Wake Forest; Tim DAquila, Central Connecticut St.; Brian Mitchell,
C.W. Post; Chris Poynter, Austin Peay.