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All-American Teams College - Collegiate Baseball Newspaper


For Immediate Release: Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005


TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2006 Louisville Slugger pre-season All-American baseball teams, selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features a who’s who of NCAA Division I baseball players.

The pre-season pick as National Player of The Year is OF Shane Robinson of Florida St. Last season for the Seminoles, he hit .427 with 122 hits, 25 doubles, 57 walks and 49 stolen bases. If that wasn't enough, he put together a school record 40-game hitting streak. In addition, he was the first player in FSU history to record 100 hits and steal 40-plus bases in the same year. After his monster season of a year ago, he was named Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of The Year.

For complete statistics on each All-American, purchase the Jan. 6 issue of Collegiate Baseball newspaper.*

The three All-American teams include (with partial statistics from last season for first team members):

First Team Pre-Season All-Americans
RHP Dallas Buck, Oregon St.  (12-1, 2.09 ERA, 118 K, 51 BB)
LHP Andrew Miller, North Carolina (8-4, 2.98 ERA, 104 K, 52 BB)
RHP Max Scherzer, Missouri (9-4, 1.86 ERA, 131 K, 41 BB)
RHP Joba Chamberlain, Nebraska (10-2, 2.81 ERA, 130 K, 33 BB)
RHP Kyle McCulloch, Texas (12-4, 2.92 ERA, 99 K, 45 BB)
RHP Ian Kennedy, Southern California (12-3, 2.54 ERA, 158 K, 38 BB)
Relief Brett Jensen, Nebraska (16 SV, 1.96 ERA, 46 K, 9 BB)
C Chad Tracy, Pepperdine (.367, 22 2B, 12 HR, 61 RBI)
1B Matt LaPorta, Florida (.328, 26 HR, 16 2B, 79 RBI)
2B Taylor Harbin, Clemson (.343, 28 2B, 10 HR, 63 RBI)
3B Wes Hodges, Georgia Tech. (.397, 18 2B, 9 HR, 51 RBI)
SS Jay Heafner, Davidson (.448, 18 2B, 11 HR, 58 RBI, 13 SB)
OF Shane Robinson, Florida St. (.427, 25 2B, 49 SB, 40-game hitting streak)
OF Drew Stubbs, Texas (.311, 20 2B, 11 HR, 46 RBI, 32 SB)
OF Nathan Southard, Tulane (.341, 24 2B, 12 HR, 53 RBI, 16 SB)
DH Chris Carlson, New Mexico (.395, 24 2B, 15 HR, 79 RBI)
UT Joe Savery, Rice (.382, 17 2B, 8-5 pitching record, 2.43 ERA, 129 K, 37 BB)
Second Team Pre-Season All-Americans
RHP Mickey Storey, Florida Atlantic
LHP Nick Hill, Army
LHP Scott Reese, Creighton
RHP Luke Trubee, Dayton
RHP Johnny Dorn, Nebraska
RHP Jonah Nickerson, Oregon St.
RHP Adrian Alaniz, Texas
Relief Blair Erickson, U.C. Irvine
Relief Kevin Gunderson, Oregon St.
C Jeff Kunkel, Michigan
C J.P. Arencibia, Tennessee
1B Matt Rizzotti, Manhattan
1B Luke Hopkins, New Mexico St.
2B Jordan Pacheco, New Mexico
3B Chris Coghlan, Mississippi
SS Josh Rodriguez, Rice
OF Mark Wright, Mississippi
OF Jon Jay, Miami (Fla.)
OF John Raynor, N.C. Wilmington
UT Heath Rollins, Winthrop
Third Team Pre-Season All-Americans
RHP Kenn Kasparek, Texas
RHP Eddie Degerman, Rice
RHP Blake Wood, Georgia Tech.
LHP Clay Dirks, Louisiana St.
RHP Tim Lincecum, Washington
RHP Tim Bascom, Central Florida
LHP Keith Weiser, Miami (Ohio)
LHP James Adkins, Tennessee
RHP Daniel Bard, North Carolina
Relief Daniel Best, Southern Mississippi
Relief Tyler Chambliss, Florida St.
Relief Vinnie Pestano, Cal. St. Fullerton
Relief Darren O'Day, Florida
Relief Paul Koss, Southern California
C Jordan Newton, Western Kentucky
C Michael Ambort, Lamar
1B Justin Baum, Pacific
1B Aaron Bates, North Carolina St.
1B Mike Priest, Campbell
1B Aaron Grijalva, Liberty
1B Chris Johnson, Stetson
2B Jim Negrych, Pittsburgh
2B Chris Campbell, Charleston
2B Scott Sizemore, Va. Commonwealth
3B Evan Longoria, Long Beach St.
3B Brad Emaus, Tulane
3B Derek Schermerhorn, Wichita St.
3B Beau Mills, Fresno St.
3B Matt Poulk, N.C. Wilmington
SS Mitch Hilligoss, Purdue
SS Chuck Hargis, East Tennessee St.
OF Brennan Boesch, California
OF Mike McBryde, Florida Atlantic
OF Shane Byrne, East Tennessee St.
OF Jeremy Jones, North Carolina A&T
UT Matt Wieters, Georgia Tech.

*Collegiate Baseball newspaper is not sold on newsstands. To purchase a copy of the January 6, 2006 edition send a check or money order for $3 per copy to: Collegiate Baseball, P.O. Box 50566, Tucson, AZ 85703. For credit card orders, call (520) 623-4530. This edition also has NCAA Division I conference rundowns on the projected teams to beat, conference pitchers and players of the year, and other players to watch, plus an in-depth story on top college draft eligible players. In addition, rundowns on top teams and players in NCAA Divisions II, III, NAIA, NJCAA and California Community Colleges are included in a special 32-page college baseball pre-season section. Also, a special feature story is included about Head Coach Tom Frizzell of Massasoit Community College (Brockton, Mass.). He is paralyzed from the waist down and coaches from a wheelchair. He is believed to be the only skipper in college baseball history to lead a team in a wheelchair to a national championship as he led the Warriors to the NJCAA Division II national title in 1993. He led Massasoit to three other appearances in NJCAA World Series and has amassed a superb 452-167-6 record in 15 years.



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