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For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 29, 2008

"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAMS

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams and National Player of The Year were announced today by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

The 17-man first team, chosen by performances up to regional playoffs and picked by the staff of Collegiate Baseball newspaper, features 10 conference players or pitchers of the year, including:

• LHP Brian Matusz, San Diego (Pitcher of Year West Coast Conference).
• RHP Aaron Crow, Missouri (Pitcher of Year Big 12 Conference).
• RHP Stephen Strasburg, San Diego St. (Pitcher of Year Mountain West Conference).
• RHP Scott Gorgen, U.C. Irvine (Pitcher of Year Big West Conference).
• RHP Tim Clubb, Missouri St. (Pitcher of Year Missouri Valley Conference).
• Relief Joshua Fields, Georgia (Pitcher of Year Southeastern Conference).
• C Buster Posey, Florida St. (Player of Year Atlantic Coast Conference).
• 3B Jeremie Tice, College of Charleston (Player of Year Southern Conference).
• SS Gordon Beckham, Georgia (Player of Year Southeastern Conference).
• OF Brian Van Kirk, Oral Roberts (Player of Year Summit League).

The first team features six starting pitchers who posted a combined 63-8 record with an ERA of 2.14. RHP Stephen Strasburg of San Diego St. led all pitchers with 133 strikeouts. The first team relief pitcher was Joshua Fields of Georgia. He recorded 16 saves and a 1.52 ERA.

The offense features power and line drive hitters. The first team belted 181 homers led by 3B Jeremie Tice of College of Charleston (25) and SS Gordon Beckham of Georgia (23). The team collected 201 doubles led by OF Bryan Miller of Troy (32). Eight first teamers hit 17 or more doubles during the season.

Collegiate Baseball named Florida State’s Posey as its National Player of The Year. Posey, a gifted defensive catcher for the Seminoles who threw out 22 runners (41.5%) and credited with 6 pickoffs, leads the nation in three offensive categories, including batting average (.467), on-base percentage (.567) and slugging percentage (.864). He also hit 19 homers, 20 doubles and recorded 73 RBIs heading into regional play.

This marks the 12th year that Louisville Slugger has sponsored the Division I All-Americans.

The following are the first, second and third team Louisville Slugger All-Americans for 2008.

 
First Team
   Pitchers
Pos Player School W L ERA G GS CG SV

IP

H BB

SO

LHP Brian Matusz San Diego 11 2 1.88 14 13 2   0

96.0

80 21

131

RHP Aaron Crow Missouri 12 0 2.56 14 14 3   0

98.3

82 33

117

RHP Stephen Strasburg San Diego St.   8 3 1.57 13 13 4   0

97.3

61 16

133

LHP Chris Hernandez Miami (Fla.) 11 0 2.44 14 14 0   0

92.3

71 14

97

RHP Scott Gorgen U.C. Irvine 10 3 1.90 15 14 1   0

104.0

57 33

109

RHP Tim Clubb Missouri St. 11 0 2.52 14 14 2   0

103.6

90 32

82

Relief Joshua Fields Georgia   2 2 1.52 28 0 0 16    29.6 9 18   53
   Position Players
Pos Player School AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
  C•• Buster Posey Florida St. .467 214 77 100 20 4 19 73 46 20   5
1B Justin Smoak South Carolina .377 220 58   83 18 0 21 66 55 27   1
2B Jemile Weeks Miami (Fla.) .374 203 73   76 15 5 11 55 28 35 19
3B Jeremie Tice Coll. of Charleston .393 229 80   90 21 3 25 83 40 44   2
SS Gordon Beckham Georgia .394 218 78   86 17 1 23 57 44 27 17
OF Brian Van Kirk Oral Roberts .421 221 59   93 22 0 17 72 41 29   0
OF Sawyer Carroll Kentucky .416 221 62   92 21 3 16 78 40 33 12
OF Bryan Miller Troy .402 254 59 102 32 2 12 64 15 38   4
DH Yonder Alonso Miami (Fla.) .380 179 73   68 10 1 21 66 65 28   8
UT* Ike Davis Arizona St. .378 185 55   70 25 0 16 68 27 31   5

 

Second Team
   Pitchers
Pos Player School

W

L ERA G GS

CG

SV

IP

H BB

SO

RHP Chris Fetter Michigan

10

1 2.39 15 13

4

0

86.6

63 25

75

RHP Clayton Shunick N.C. State

7

5 2.12 14 12

1

0

89.3

69 21

100

RHP Carlos Luna Oral Roberts

12

0 3.15 29   6

2

2

88.6

82 39

95

RHP Mike Leake Arizona St.

9

2 3.18 16 14

2

1

104.6

99 16

94

RHP Andrew Liebel Long Beach St.

8

3 1.81 14 14

4

0

109.6

95 17

92

LHP George Brown St. John’s

9

0 2.73 13 13

0

0

85.6

79   9

58

LHP Christian Friedrich Eastern Kentucky    5 1 1.43 12 12   0    0   81.6 40 33 108
RHP Shooter Hunt Tulane    9 3 2.45 14 14   0    0   91.6 49 51 119
LHP Rob Musgrave Wichita St. 10 1 1.96 14 14   5    0   96.6 82 18   92
Relief Eric Pettis U.C. Irvine    4 2 1.76 28   0   0 15   41.0 31 15   46
   Position Players
Pos Player School AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO

SB

  C Josh Phegley Indiana .438 224 69 98 20 2 15 80 34 22

2

  C Dock Doyle Coastal Carolina .365 222 56 81 20 2 16 65 25 25

4

1B Xavier Scruggs UNLV .379 227 60 86 20 2 20 65 40 50   4
1B Nate Recknagel Michigan .372 207 55 77   9 1 23 68 32 30

5

2B Josh Harrison Cincinnati .378 238 66 90 22 3   5 54 25 20

32

3B Brett Wallace Arizona St. .412 216 77 89 12 2 20 78 42 31

14

SS Brandon Douglas Northern Iowa .396 225 51 89 25 4 10 60 16 14

10

OF Tim Fedroff North Carolina .383 243 65 93 17 4 12 59 30 29

13

OF Collin Cowgill Kentucky .359 217 75 78 13 2 18 57 48 46

23

OF Steve Susdorf Fresno St. .347 248 62 86 26 1 10 75 33 39

13

OF Eric Thames Pepperdine .407 182 58 74 11 8 13 59 35 30 11
UT* Zach Putnam Michigan .309 188 44 58 13 2   9 47 25 28   3

 

Third Team
   Pitchers
Pos Player School

W

L ERA G GS

CG

SV

IP

H BB

SO

RHP Alex White North Carolina

8

3 2.86 14 12

0

  0

72.3

  59 36

87

LHP Anthony Capra Wichita St.

9

0 2.47 12 12

0

  0

69.3

  50 27

80

RHP Tanner Scheppers Fresno St.

8

2 2.93 12 11

1

  1

70.6

  54 34

109

RHP Seth Maness East Carolina

  9

1 2.87 14 14

0

  0

91.0

  85 18

77

RHP Steven Hensley Elon

10

1 3.34 15 14

1

  0

86.3

  70 37

97

LHP Shane Davis Canisius

12

1 2.42 13 13

10

  0

89.3

  89 24

47

RHP Brad Holt N.C. Wilmington

10

1 3.30 14 14

2

  0

84.6

  72 30

92

RHP Bryan Cryer New Orleans

12

1 3.00 15 15

1

  0

96.0

  73 23

96

RHP Jeff Kaplan Cal. St. Fullerton   11 1 4.00 15 15   2   0   99.0 102 31   82
Relief Andrew Cashner Texas Christian     8 3 1.80 28   0   0   9   50.0   19 25   74
Relief Daniel Schlereth Arizona     2 0 1.73 31   0   0   1   52.0   27 19   73
Relief A.J. Griffin San Diego     1 1 1.96 27   0   0 13   41.3   30 11   43
   Position Players
Pos Player School AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB
  C Mark Carver N.C. Wilmington .353 221 69 78 16 3 21 79 36 27   3
  C Tim Park William & Mary .418 220 67 92 26 1 14 62 26 19   8
  C Jake Jefferies U.C. Davis .396 235 46 93 20 1   4 54 20   9   5
  C Chris Taylor N.C. Charlotte .343 233 57 80 18 0 19 69 34 36   5
1B Shane Peterson Long Beach St. .399 203 49 81 16 2   7 50 41 44 10
1B Dustin Ackley North Carolina .399 233 69 93 17 3   7 44 49 24 18
1B Mike Sheridan William & Mary .423 227 76 96 26 1 15 72 18 11   9
1B Ryan Keedy Alabama-Birm. .423 234 61 99 29 0 10 69 46 32   5
1B Greg Rohan Kent St. .355 197 50 70 18 2 20 61 17 35   0
1B David Cooper California .363 212 55 77 14 0 19 55 37 31   0
1B Michael Harrington Coll. of Charleston .316 234 71 74 15 2 26 82 36 42   0
2B Kyle Seager North Carolina .365 233 52 85 27 5   8 67 27 25   5
2B Josh Satin California .388 188 55 73 11 1 18 52 46 42   6
2B Brandon Sizemore Coll. of Charleston .325 252 69 82 24 2 20 82 14 50 11
3B Chris Dominguez Louisville .369 241 67 89 13 2 20 74 22 45 11
3B Conor Gillaspie Wichita St. .421 209 66 88 14 8 10 77 36 20 16
SS Ben Soignier Louisiana-Monroe .394 236 83 93 21 2 16 46 39 25 13
SS Reese Havens South Carolina .363 234 71 85 12 2 16 53 55 42   1
OF Mike McKenna Florida Atlantic .394 246 67 97 15 1 16 75 31 30   1
OF Todd Sebek Sam Houston St. .356 275 67 98 25 3 5 41 19 35 24
OF Michael Rockett Texas-San Antonio .360 247 60 89 25 5 10 68   6 32   9
UT* Josh Romanski San Diego .316 206 39 65 14 1   6 47 29 29   3
  * Pitching Statistics For Multiple-Position Players
Pos Player School W L ERA G GS CG SV

IP

H

BB SO
LHP Ike Davis Arizona St. 4 1 2.66 13 0 0 4

20.3

15

  4 26
RHP Zach Putnam Michigan 8 0 2.64 11 11 1 0

71.6

56

21 74
LHP Josh Romanski San Diego 9 0 3.76 14 13 2 0   88.6   81 19 72
  •• National Player Of The Year
 
Collegiate Baseball
Players Of The Year
2008: C Buster Posey
         Florida St.
2007: LHP David Price, Vanderbilt
         2B Tony Thomas, Florida St.
2006: RHP Wes Roemer, Cal. St. Fullerton
         OF Kellen Kulbacki, James Madison
2005: OF Shane Robinson
         Florida State University
2004: RHP Jered Weaver
         Long Beach State
2003: 2B Rickie Weeks
         Southern University
2002: SS Khalil Greene
         Clemson University
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 St.
         UT Scott Bryant, Univ. of Texas
1988: P Andy Benes,
         Evansville University
1987: 3B Robin Ventura, Oklahoma St.
         1B Marteese Robinson, Seton Hall
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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