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All-American Teams College - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 5, 2003

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAM
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2003 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team features a who's who of tremendous baseball talent.
 
The team is headed by Collegiate Baseball newspaper's Freshmen National Players of The Year in LHP Mark Romanczuk (Stanford), LHP Glen Perkins (Minnesota), Jeff Clement (Southern California), and multiple position athlete Stephen Head (Mississippi).
 
Here is a rundown on the 2003 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team as chosen by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
 
Starting Pitchers
LHP Mark Romanczuk, Stanford — A first team Pac-10 selection and one of Collegiate Baseball's Freshmen National Players of The Year, Romanczuk put up some phenomenal numbers in his freshman season. He was 11-0 with a 3.49 ERA and two complete games. In 95 1/3 innings, he struck out 75 and walked 43.
LHP Glen Perkins, Minnesota — Perkins, also a Collegiate Baseball Freshman National Player of The Year, was named a first team Big Ten selection as well as Freshman of The Year in the Big Ten. He posted a 10-2 record with 7 complete games and a 2.91 ERA. In addition, he struck out 117 batters and walked only 23. He is only the third Minnesota pitcher in history to record 100 or more strikeouts in a season.
LHP Erik Averill, Arizona St. — Registered 8-1 record with a 3.39 ERA. He fanned 53 batters and walked only 18.
LHP Adam Kalkhof, North Carolina — Posted a 7-1 record with a 3.97 ERA. He also fanned 59 batters with only 19 walks.
LHP J.R. Crowel, Tulane — Named Freshman of The Year in Conference USA, Crowel recorded a 7-0 record and 2.95 ERA with two complete games. He also struck out 60 batters and walked 23.
LHP Forrest Cory, William & Mary — Rookie of The Year in the Colonial Athletic Conference. He posted a 7-2 record and 4.57 ERA.
LHP Steve Uhlmansiek, Wichita St. — Posted a 8-3 record and 4.22 ERA with one complete game. He also fanned 58 batters.
LHP Ryan Kennedy, Virginia Tech. — Kennedy posted a 2.62 ERA with 37 strikeouts.
LHP Robert Rohrbaugh, Clemson — In 19 appearances, he posted a glistening 1.71 ERA with 22 strikeouts and one save.
LHP Jason Determann, Louisiana St. — Posted a 2.40 ERA with 4-0 record and one save. He has fanned 37 batters and walked only 6.
RHP Michael Rogers, North Carolina St. — Rogers put together an impressive 10-1 record and 2.19 ERA with two complete games. He also fanned 81 batters and walked 26.
RHP Justin Meier, Louisiana St. — Recorded 7-2 record with 2.70 ERA. He fanned 54 batters with 21 walks.
RHP Michael Hyle, Georgia — Hyle had a 6-0 record with a 3.09 ERA. He struck out 15 batters.
RHP Mike Pelfrey, Wichita St. — Pelfrey, who was a first team Missouri Valley Conference pick and Freshman of The Year in the Missouri Valley, recorded a 10-2 record with a 2.49 ERA and two complete games. He also struck out 98 batters with only 15 walks.
RHP Dustin Miller, Cal. St. Fullerton — Miller, an honorable mention selection by the Big West Conference, posted an 8-2 record with a 3.19 ERA. He also struck out 91 batters and walked only 19.
LHP Ryan Schreppel, Cal. St. Fullerton — Schreppel was 5-2 on the season with a superb 1.86 ERA. He fanned 40 batters and walked 13.
RHP Ryan Martin, Illinois-Chicago — Martin, who was newcomer of the Year in the Horizon League, posted a 5-0 record with a 2.01 ERA. He also fanned 41 batters with 19 walks.
RHP Mark Sauls, Florida St. — Sauls put together a 4-0 record and 2.66 ERA with 45 strikeouts and 15 walks.
RHP Greg Norton, Maine — Norton, Rookie of The Year in the America East Conference, posted a 5-1 record with two complete games. He had an ERA of 3.00 with 44 strikeouts and 11 walks.
LHP Graham Taylor, Miami (Ohio) — Named Freshman of The Year in the Mid-American Conference, Taylor posted a 6-3 record and 3.30 ERA. He also threw four complete games.
RHP James Avery, Niagara — Avery was chosen Rookie of The Year in the Metro Atlantic Conference as he posted a 7-2 record with a 3.64 ERA. He threw 5 complete games and fanned 63 batters.
RHP Jonathan Kohn, Southern — Named Co-Freshman of The Year in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Kohn was 6-0 on the season with a 3.61 ERA. He threw two complete games and struck out 35 batters while walking 13.
RHP John Carroll, Georgia Southern — Carroll posted a 7-2 record with a 3.75 ERA. He fanned 101 batters and walked only 20 in 89 2/3 innings.
RHP Matt Luca, Nevada-Las Vegas — Luca was a first team Mountain West selection as he posted a 5-0 record and 4.17 ERA. He fanned 49 batters and walked 25.
RHP Zach Ward, Gardner-Webb — Ward was 5-1 with a 4.14 ERA with two saves. He had wins over Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Central Florida, Campbell and Belmont. Recently he topped out at 96 mph four times during an American Legion game.
LHP Taylor McIntyre, Oral Roberts — McIntyre is a second team Mid-Continent selection who posted a 7-2 record, 2.27 ERA and fanned 59 batters with 30 walks.
RHP Abe Woody, Baylor — Registered a 6-0 record with a 3.81 ERA and two saves. He fanned 36 batters and walked 16.
RHP Ryan LaMotta, Baylor — Posted a 7-2 record and 3.50 ERA with two saves. He fanned 58 batters and walked 32.
Relief Pitchers
Mark Badgley, Northern Illinois — Badgley registered 14 saves to rank second in the nation and had a 3.81 ERA. He fanned 20 batters.
Joey Devine, North Carolina St. — Devine had 13 saves and a 4-1 record along with a 1.98 ERA. He fanned 57 batters and walked only 12.
Phil Futrick, Bucknell — A first team Patriot League selection along with Rookie of The Year pick, Futrick had 11 saves and a 2.57 ERA.
Jensen Lewis, Vanderbilt — Lewis posted 7 saves with a 3.45 ERA. He also had 47 strikeouts and 18 walks.
Matt Manship, Stanford — Registered 7 saves and a 3.40 ERA with 41 strikeouts.
Jamie Gant, Mississippi St. — Gant was 6-1 with a 1.15 ERA (best ERA on team). He was named to the Southeastern Conference and NCAA Regional All-Tournament teams.
Patrick Overholt, Santa Clara — Overholt saved 10 games this season with a 2.25 ERA. He also had 43 strikeouts and 21 walks.
Tim Schoeninger, Nebraska — Had 7 saves, 4-2 record and a 4.46 ERA with 28 strikeouts and only 5 walks.
William Delage, Lamar — Was 5-0 with 3 saves and a 2.35 ERA, He fanned 31 batters and walked 12.
Chris Mason, N.C. Greensboro — Posted 8 saves and had a 4.39 ERA with 51 strikeouts and 10 walks.
Catchers
Jeff Clement, Southern California — Clement, a Collegiate Baseball National Freshman Player of The Year, was named Freshman of The Year in the Pac-10 Conference. A first team Pac-10 choice, Clement hit 21 homers in 56 games and set an all-time Trojan freshman record for homers in a season. He hit .298 with 8 doubles and 53 RBI with a slugging percentage of .649. Clement, from Marshalltown, Iowa, gained national attention last year when he broke the national high school home run career record with 75.
Brett Hayes, Nevada — Named Freshman of The Year in the Western Athletic Conference. He hit .365 with 8 homers and 63 RBIs.
Nick Hundley, Arizona — An Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection, Hundley hit .340 with 9 doubles, 2 homers and 19 RBIs for the Wildcats. He also swiped 7 bases. He is a terrific defensive catcher as well.
Taylor Teagarden, Texas — Teagarden was named Freshman Player of The Year in the Big 12 Conference. He hit .336 with 4 homers, 9 doubles and 27 RBI for the Longhorns.
Andy Hunter, Minnesota — Hunter hit .350 for the Golden Gophers with 4 homers, 11 doubles and 38 RBI.
First Basemen
Scot Simon, Northern Illinois — Simon hit .379 with 6 homers, 10 doubles and 30 RBI this season.
Gordie Gronkowski, Jacksonville — The Freshman of The Year in the Atlantic Sun Conference hit .364 with 3 homers, 7 doubles and 34 RBIs this season. He also was a second team All-Atlantic Sun selection.
Adam Lind, South Alabama — Lind hit .329 with 5 homers and 15 doubles this season. He also knocked in 35 runs.
John Mayberry, Stanford — Mayberry hit .308 with 4 homers and 6 triples (27th in the nation). He also posted 33 RBI and swiped 5 bases.
Marc Maddox, Southern Mississippi — Maddox hit .359 with 3 homers, 9 doubles and 16 RBI this season.
Erik Lis, Evansville — Lis hit .331 with 2 homers, 10 doubles and 26 RBI. He also swiped 6 bases.
Second Basemen
David Uribes, Pepperdine — A first team West Coast Conference selection, Uribes hit .341 with 2 homers, 11 doubles and knocked in 23 runs. He also swiped 7 bases.
Justin Turner, Cal. St. Fullerton — Turner had a superb season for the Titans as he finished as a second team Big West Conference selection. He hit .322 with 7 doubles, 34 RBI and was 13/17 in stolen bases.
Zak Farkes, Harvard — The Rookie of The Year in the Ivy League, Farkes hit .322 with 8 homers and 86 total bases.
Zach McAngus, Air Force — McAngus hit .352 with 4 homers, 9 doubles and 21 RBI this season. He also swiped 5/7 bases.
Isaac Omura, Hawaii — Omura hit .301 with 10 doubles, 2 triples and 28 RBI this season for the Rainbows.
Shortstops
Tom Shanley, George Washington — The Rookie of The Year in the Atlantic 10 Conference as well as a second team Atlantic 10 pick, Shanley hit .404 with 47 runs scored and collected 69 hits.
Eric Eymann, Illinois — Eyemann hit .383 with 5 homers, 12 doubles and 31 RBI this season. He also swiped 5 of 7 bases.
Luis Rivera, Florida International — The Freshman of The Year in the Sun Belt Conference, Rivera hit .372 with 14 doubles, 39 RBI and had 9 stolen bases.
Tyler Greene, Georgia Tech. — Greene hit .341 with 7 homers, 7 doubles and 34 RBI. On the base paths, he swiped 13 of 17 bases.
Ryan Braun, Miami (Fla.) — Braun hit .359 with 10 homers, 9 doubles and 46 RBI. He also swiped 7 bases.
Troy Tulowitzki, Long Beach St. — Tulowitzki was a second team Big West Conference selection as he hit 5 homers, belted 9 doubles and knocked in 43 runs.
Ryan Crew, Texas-San Antonio — The Freshman of The Year in the Southland Conference hit .313 and was superb on defense as well.
Ryan Schmidgall, Western Illinois — Schmidgall was a First Team Mid-Continent selection as he hit .329 with 3 homers, 11 doubles, 27 RBI and 7 stolen bases.
Third Basemen
Brad Boyer, Arizona — Boyer was a first team Pac-10 Conference selection. He hit .374 with 5 homers, 14 doubles and knocked in 39 runs. He also swiped 20 bases.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve, Florida St. — The talented third baseman hit .367 with 9 homers, 15 doubles and 39 RBI.
Bryan Byrne, St. Mary's — Byrne was named Freshman of The Year in the West Coast Conference and hit ..358 with 5 homers, 15 doubles and 46 RBI.
Cliff Pennington, Texas A&M — Pennington was a second team Big 12 Conference pick. He hit .335 with 8 doubles and 32 RBI. He also swiped 9/11 bases.
Kelly Sweppenhiser, Virginia Military Institute — The Freshman of The Year in the Southern Conference hit .318 with 3 homers and 25 RBI.
Marc Weres, Monmouth — Weres was named Rookie of The Year in the Northeast Conference as he hit .315 with 5 homers and 33 RBI.
Alex Gordon, Nebraska — Gordon hit .336 with 4 homers, 9 doubles and 32 RBI. He also swiped 7 bases.
Charles Schultz, Youngstown St. — Schultz hit .377 with 2 homers, 8 doubles and 25 RBI. On the base paths, he swiped 5 bases.
Gaby Sanchez, Miami (Fla.) — Sanchez hit .316 with 3 homers, 16 doubles and 34 RBI. He also swiped 6 bases.
Mike Baxter, Columbia — Baxter hit .375 with 12 doubles, 32 RBI and collected 12 stolen bases.
Outfielders
Brent Lillibridge, Washington — A first team Pac-10 pick, he hit .411 with 7 homers, 14 doubles, 37 RBI and swiped 8/13 bases.
Travis Buck, Arizona St. — Buck, an Honorable Mention Pac-10 pick, hit .371 with 3 homers. He had 15 multi-hit games in 2003.
Daniel Carte, Winthrop — Carte, who was a first team Big South selection as well as being Freshman of The Year in the Big South, hit .367 with 11 homers, 20 doubles, 47 RBI and swiped 9 bases.
Danny Dorn, Cal. St. Fullerton — Dorn, a second team Big West Conference pick, put together a superb season as he knocked in 52 runs.
John Bowker, Long Beach St. — Bowker hit .343 with 6 homers, 2 doubles and 24 RBI.
Kyle Walter, Bucknell — Walter was a second team Patriot League selection. He hit .324 with 3 homers, 5 doubles and 21 RBI.
Jacoby Ellsbury, Oregon St. — Ellsbury hit .330 with 7 homers, 10 doubles, 3 triples and 33 RBI. He also swiped 14/18 bases.
Jay Miller, Washington St. — Miller hit .348 with 19 doubles and 33 RBI.
Luis Alamia, Texas-Pan American — Alamia hit .391 with 12 doubles, 23 RBI and swiped 13 bases.
Stan Posluszny, West Virginia — The talented West Virginia outfielder hit .350 with 5 homers and knocked in 27 runs. He had a .662 slugging percentage on the season. He was Rookie of The Year in the Big East and also named to the second team Big East squad.
Tim Mascia, Florida Atlantic — Mascia hit .415 with 1 homer, 2 doubles and 12 RBI on the season.
Trevor Crowe, Arizona — Crowe hit .333 with 2 homers, 14 doubles and 28 RBI as he swiped 12 bases.
Matthew Inouye, Hawaii — Inouye hit .339 with 2 homers, 10 doubles, 2 triples and 24 RBI. He also swiped 5/10 stolen bases.
Derek Decater, Arizona — Decater hit .344 with 4 homers, 9 doubles and 29 RBI as he swiped 6 bases.
Multiple Position Athletes
Stephen Head, MississippiThe final of Collegiate Baseball's National Freshmen Players of The Year, he was also named Freshman of The Year in the Southeastern Conference and a second team SEC pick. Head posted 13 saves in 19 appearances with a glistening 1.40 ERA. He had a 4-1 overall record while he struck out 43 batters and walked 16. On offense, he was also impressive as he hit .340 with 6 homers, 10 doubles and 43 RBI.
Micah Owings, Georgia Tech. — Owings was a first team Atlantic Coast Conference selection as well as being named Rookie of The Year in the ACC. As a pitcher, he posted a 6-2 record with a 4.45 ERA and struck out 37 batters with 14 walks. On offense, he hit .299 with 14 homers and 37 RBI.
Brian Bogusevic, Tulane — The talented Tulane athlete hit .329 on the season with 3 homers, 10 doubles and 30 RBI. As a pitcher, he posted a 3-1 record and a 3.27 ERA with 24 strikeouts.
Mark Wagner, U. C. Irvine — Wagner was a second team Big West pick as he hit .273 with 2 homers, 19 doubles and 31 RBI.

Designated Hitters

Justin Klinger, Samford — Klinger was a second team Atlantic Sun pick and also made the All-Freshman team in the Atlantic Sun. He hit .328 with 6 homers, 6 doubles and knocked in 30 runs.
Scott Simon, Northern Illinois — Simon was a second team Mid-American Conference pick after a superb freshman season.
Ben Zeskind, Richmond — The second team Atlantic 10 pick hit .380 with 6 homers, 8 doubles and 32 RBI as well as stealing 12 bases.
Brett McMillan, UCLA — The honorable mention Pac-10 choice hit .362 with 4 homers, 11 doubles and 17 RBI this season.
Aaron Bates, San Jose St. — Bates was a second team Western Athletic Conference selection as he hit .297 with 8 doubles, 2 homers and 23 RBI.
Bryan Pullin, Florida International — Pullin was a first team Sun Belt choice as he hit .322 with 8 doubles, 23 RBI and 6 stolen bases.
John Fitzpatrick, Manhattan — Fitzpatrick hit .369 with 2 homers, 10 doubles and 25 RBI on the season.
 

 

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