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PRESS RELEASE
 
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
 
"LOUISVILLE SLUGGER'S" FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAM
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — The 2009 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team features a wealth of talent. The squad is headed by Collegiate Baseball’s Freshman Pitcher of The Year RHP Trevor Bauer of UCLA and Freshman Player of The Year 3B Anthony Rendon of Rice.
 
Here is a rundown on the 2009 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-Americans as chosen by Collegiate Baseball.
 
Starting Pitchers
RHP Trevor Bauer, UCLA — Named Collegiate Baseball’s National Freshman Pitcher of The Year, he also was chosen Freshman of The Year in the Pac-10 and a first team Pac-10 selection. Bauer was 9-3 with a 2.99 ERA, 93 strikeouts and a team-high 105 1/3 innings. He also was 7-0 in Pac-10 games with 4 complete games. Bauer enrolled at UCLA in January 2009 after graduating one semester early from Hart High School. He began the season pitching in the bullpen before earning a slot in the starting rotation. Bauer twice earned Pac-10 Pitcher of The Week honors.
 
RHP Eric Harrington, Lamar — A first team Southland Conference pick and league Freshman Player of The Year, Harrington was 8-1 with a 3.01 ERA. He fanned 63 batters and walked 26 in 83 2/3 innings.
 
RHP Gerrit Cole, UCLA — A first team Pac-10 selection, Cole struck out 104 batters with 38 walks in 85 innings and had a 3.49 ERA. His 104 strikeout total established a UCLA single-season record by a freshman.
 
RHP Anthony Meo, Coastal Carolina — A first team Big South selection, Meo was 6-2 with a 3.21 ERA and 43 strikeouts.
 
RHP Cole Cook, Pepperdine — A member of the West Coast All-Freshmen team, Cook was 6-3 with a 3.78 ERA and posted 64 strikeouts.
 
RHP Noe Ramirez, Cal. St. Fullerton — The Co-Freshman Pitcher of The Year in the Big West, Ramirez was 8-1 and posted a 2.93 ERA with 78 strikeouts and 17 walks in 92 innings.
 
RHP Sam Gaviglio, Oregon St. — An Honorable Mention Pac-10 pick, he was 9-1 with a 2.84 ERA and one save with 49 strikeouts and 7 walks.
 
RHP Tyler Pill, Cal. St. Fullerton — Co-Freshman Pitcher of The Year in the Big West, Pill was 8-3 with a 4.29 ERA. He posted 58 strikeouts and 11 walks.
 
RHP David Peterson, College of Charleston — A member of the Southern Conference All-Freshmen team, Peterson was 7-3 with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks.
 
RHP Jesse Darrah, Sacramento St. — A second team Western Athletic Conference pick, Darrah posted an 8-2 record with 51 strikeouts.
 
RHP Kyle Hendricks, Dartmouth — A second team Ivy League selection, Hendricks was 6-2 with a 4.10 ERA and 3 complete games. He also fanned 43 batters.
 
RHP Jordan Cooper, Wichita St. — Cooper posted an 8-5 record and 2.73 ERA with 2 complete games. He fanned 81 batters and walked 19 in 89 innings.
 
LHP Sean Gilmartin, Florida St. — A first team Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Gilmartin was 11-3 with a 3.64 ERA and 1 save. He fanned 75 batters and walked 35 in 84 innings.
 
LHP Ali Simpson, Bethune-Cookman — Named Rookie of The Year in the MEAC, Simpson posted a 9-2 record and 2.70 ERA over 73 1/3 innings. He fanned 79 batters and walked 28.
 
LHP Mitchell Lambson, Arizona St. — A first team Pac-10 selection, Lambson was 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 3 saves. He also fanned 61 batters.
 
LHP Brett Mooneyham, Stanford — An Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection, Mooneyham was 6-3 with a 4.14 ERA. He fanned 72 batters.
 
LHP Cameron Hobson, Dayton — A second team Atlantic 10 pick and Rookie of The Year in the league, Hobson was 6-1 with a 3.42 ERA and 78 strikeouts.
 
LHP Charlie Lowell, Wichita St. — Lowell recorded a 6-2 record and 2.95 ERA with 63 strikeouts and 33 walks in 64 innings.
 
LHP Kevin Brandt, East Carolina — A Conference USA All-Freshmen team pick, Brandt was 7-1 with a 3.48 ERA. He fanned 55 batters and walked 18.
 
LHP Ryan Richter, Notre Dame — Richter was 5-1 with a 2.60 ERA and posted 19 strikeouts.
 
Relief Pitchers
Matty Ott, Louisiana St. — A first team Southeastern Conference selection and Co-Freshman of The Year in the SEC, Ott recorded 14 saves, a 3-2 record and 2.27 ERA. He fanned 61 batters and walked only 4 in 43 2/3 innings.
 
Michael Schum, Wright St. — Named Relief Pitcher of The Year in the Horizon League, Schum recorded 13 saves and a 1.68 ERA. He struck out 55 batters and walked only 10 in 69 2/3 innings of work.
 
Andrew Chafin, Kent St. — Named Freshman of The Year in the Mid-American Conference and a first team All-Conference pick, Chafin posted 8 saves, a 4-1 record and a microscopic 1.26 ERA in 35 2/3 innings. He fanned 55 batters and walked 16.
 
Tyler Mizenko, Winthrop — A second team Big South selection, Mizenko posted 10 saves with a 4.19 ERA and had 31 strikeouts.
 
Chad Sheppard, Northwestern St. — Sheppard recorded 7 saves, a 4-0 record and 1.52 ERA with 36 strikeouts.
 
Justin Malone, Georgia St. — Malone had 7 saves, a 1-0 record and 1.46 ERA with 21 strikeouts.
 
James Allen, Kansas St. — Allen posted 5 saves with a 3.29 ERA and 26 strikeouts.
 
Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt — Gray registered 5 saves, 4-1 record and 4.74 ERA with 44 strikeouts.
 
Derek Self, Louisville — Self was 7-0 with a 3.25 ERA for the Cardinals and fanned 34 batters with 13 walks.
 
Tony Zych, Louisville — Zych was 6-2 with a 3.25 ERA and 2 saves for the Cardinals with 31 strikeouts and 10 walks.
 
Catchers
Jeremy Schaffer, Tulane — A first team Conference USA pick and member of the All-Freshmen team in the league, Schaffer hit .322 with 12 homers, 7 doubles and 51 RBIs. He is also a superb defensive player.
 
Beau Taylor, Central Florida — A Conference USA All-Freshmen Team selection, Taylor hit .360 with 4 homers, 12 doubles and 17 RBIs.
 
Justin Kline, North Dakota St. — A second team Summit League pick, Kline hit .432 with 8 doubles and 20 RBIs.
 
Nathan Orf, Illinois-Chicago — Named to the second team Horizon League team, Orf hit .356 with 7 doubles and 15 RBIs.
 
Peter O’Brien, Bethune-Cookman — Named to the first team MEAC squad, O’Brien hit .324 with 10 doubles and 25 RBIs.
 
Nick Rickles, Stetson — Named to the All-Freshmen team in the Atlantic Sun Conference, Rickles hit .296 with 5 homers, 12 doubles and 40 RBIs.
 
Ricky Devereaux, Duquesne — Named to the All-Rookie team in the Atlantic-10, Devereaux hit .323 with 4 homers, 15 doubles and 45 RBIs.
 
First Basemen
Preston Tucker, Florida — Named Co-Freshman of The Year in the Southeastern Conference, Tucker hit .348 with 13 homers, 13 doubles and 80 RBIs.
 
Ian Nielsen, Ball St. — Nielsen hit .360 with 7 homers, 12 doubles and 42 RBIs.
 
Mike Martinez, Florida International — A first team Sun Belt pick, Martinez hit .366 with 5 homers, 4 doubles and 29 RBIs.
 
Nick O’Shea, Minnesota — An All-Freshmen Big Ten pick, O’Shea hit the most homers by a freshman (10) since 1998 for the Golden Gophers. He also hit 13 doubles and knocked in 41 runs.
 
Eduardo Gonzalez, Alcorn St. — Named Freshman of The Year in the Southwestern Athletic Conference and a second team league pick, he hit .419 with 11 doubles and 36 RBIs. He also had 83 total bases.
 
Ricky Oropesa, Southern California — An Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 pick, Oropesa hit .314 with 13 homers, 8 doubles and 48 RBIs.
 
Todd Brazeal, South Florida — A third team Big East selection, Brazeal hit .366 with 14 doubles and 36 RBIs.
 
Dave Ciocchi, Binghamton — America East Rookie of The Year and a second team All-League choice, Ciocchi hit .381 with 5 homers, 12 doubles and 41 RBIs.
 
Second Basemen
Matt Jensen, Cal Poly — Named Freshman Player of The Year in the Big West and a first team Big West selection, Jensen hit .375 with 9 homers, 15 doubles and 53 RBIs. He also had a 23-game hitting streak.
 
Dan Paolini, Siena — Rookie of The Year in the MAAC and a second team All-Conference selection, Paolini hit .430 with 11 homers, 12 doubles and 53 RBIs. He also swiped 7 of 9 bases.
 
Eric Charles, Purdue — A third team Big Ten Conference selection and a member of the All-Freshmen Big Ten team, Charles hit .385 with 5 doubles, 2 homers and 19 RBIs.
 
Zach Price, Army — A first team Patriot League pick and Rookie of The Year in the league, Price hit .359 with 9 doubles, 22 RBIs and scored 47 runs with 13 stolen bases.
 
Kevin Medrano, Missouri St. — Freshman of The Year in the Missouri Valley Conference, Medrano hit .375 with 50 total bases.
 
Levi Michael, North Carolina — Michael hit .297 with 12 homers 10 doubles and 45 RBIs for the Tar Heels.
 
Riley Reynolds, Vanderbilt — An All-Freshmen Team pick in the Southeastern Conference, Reynolds hit .350 with 13 doubles and 20 RBIs. He also swiped 12 bases.
 
Mark Jones, Stetson — A member of the All-Freshmen Atlantic Sun team, Jones hit .363 with 7 homers, 12 doubles and 44 RBIs.
 
Shortstops
Kris Kauppila, Portland — A member of the All-Freshmen West Coast team, Kauppila hit .353 with 17 doubles, 3 homers and 19 RBIs. He also swiped 7 bases.
 
Jeff Kemp, Radford — The Freshman of The Year in the Big South hit .341 with 8 doubles, 5 homers and 35 RBIs.
 
Richie Rodriguez, Eastern Kentucky — A second team Ohio Valley selection, Rodriguez hit .302 with 15 doubles and 35 RBIs. He also swiped 14 bases.
 
Taylor Motter, Coastal Carolina — Motter hit .301 with 17 doubles and 26 RBIs.
 
Joe Sclafani, Dartmouth — A first team Ivy League selection, Sclafani hit .388 with 31 hits in 19 league contests.
 
Casey McElroy, Auburn — McElroy hit .286 with 7 homers, 13 doubles and 35 RBIs.
 
A.J. Pettersen, Minnesota — A second team Big Ten selection, Pettersen had 23 multi-hit games as he recorded a .348 batting average with 7 doubles and 41 RBIs. He also was superb on defense.
 
Sam Mende, South Florida — Mende started all 59 games at shortstop and made numerous spectacular plays on defense. On offense, he hit .319 with 5 homers, 17 doubles and 37 RBIs.
 
Third Basemen
Anthony Rendon, Rice — Collegiate Baseball’s National Freshman Player of The Year, Rendon became the first player in Conference USA history to be named both the league Player of The Year and Freshman of The Year in the same season. He had a sensational debut at the NCAA Division I level, leading the league in home runs (19) and leading the Owls in batting average (.375) and RBI (64). Rendon scored 54 runs, walked 28 times and added 12 doubles to help account for a conference-best .704 slugging percentage. If that wasn’t enough, he swiped 9 of 11 bases and struck out only 22 times in 216 at-bats.
 
Troy Channing, St. Mary’s — Freshman of The Year in the West Coast Conference and a first team All-League pick, Channing hit .379 with 20 homers and 75 RBIs. He had 149 total bass and a .723 slugging percentage.
 
Bo Reeder, East Tennessee St. — Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen team, Reeder hit .335 with 15 homers, 21 doubles and 50 RBIs.
 
Troy Channing, St. Mary’s — Freshman of The Year in the West Coast Conference and a first team West Coast pick, he hit .379 with 20 homers, 11 doubles and 75 RBIs.
 
Tyler Bream, Liberty — Bream hit .353 with 16 doubles, 8 homers and 56 RBIs.
 
Andrew Deeds, Morehead St. — A member of the All-Freshmen Ohio Valley team, Deeds hit .375 with 5 homers and 32 RBIs. He also swiped 13 bases.
 
Colby May, Georgia — An All-SEC Freshman selection, May hit .360 with 11 homers, 10 doubles and 39 RBIs.
 
Garrett Buechele, Oklahoma — Named Freshman of The Year in the Big 12 Conference and a second team Big 12 pick, Buechele hit .356 with 14 doubles and 37 RBIs.
 
Jacob Tanis, Mercer — Named to the All-Freshmen team in the Atlantic Sun, Tanis hit .338 with 10 homers, 12 doubles and 30 RBIs.
 
Jett Bandy, Arizona — An Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 pick, Bandy hit .299 with 21 doubles, 4 homers and 39 RBIs.
 
Matt Skole, Georgia Tech. — Skole hit 12 homers and 10 doubles with 43 RBIs for the Yellow Jackets as he hit .313.
 
Zach Miller, St. Louis — A member of the All-Rookie team in the Atlantic 10 Conference, Miller hit .324 with 10 homers and 61 RBIs.
 
Bo Cuthbertson, Southern Utah — Cuthbertson hit .412 with 7 doubles and 11 RBIs.
 
Sam Eberle, Jacksonville St. — An Ohio Valley All-Freshmen pick, Eberle hit .292 with 9 homers and 37 RBIs.
 
Steven Proscia, Virginia — Proscia hit .351 with 5 homers, 17 doubles and 44 RBIs.
 
Outfielders
Kyle Bluestein, Jacksonville St. — Named Rookie of The Year in the Ohio Valley Conference, Bluestein hit .393 with 9 homers, 21 doubles and 46 RBIs. He also was named to the All-Freshmen team in the Ohio Valley Conference with 64 hits and 48 runs scored.
 
Kolten Wong, Hawaii — Freshman of The Year in the Western Athletic Conference, Wong hit .341 with 11 homers, 21 doubles, 2 triples and 52 RBIs. He was a first team WAC selection with 11 stolen bases and 46 runs scored.
 
Xavier Macklin, North Carolina A&T — A first team MEAC pick, Macklin hit .371 with 10 homers, 20 doubles and 48 RBIs. He also swiped 14 of 19 bases.
 
George Springer, Connecticut — A first team Big East selection and Rookie of The Year in the Big East, Springer hit .358 with 16 homers, 14 doubles, and 57 RBIs. He also swiped 12 bases.
 
Dusty Robinson, Fresno St. — A first team Western Athletic Conference selection, Robinson hit .329 with 10 homers, 12 doubles and 36 RBIs.
 
Tyler Sibley, Texas St. — A second team Southland pick, Sibley hit .367 with 10 homers, 13 doubles, 38 RBIs and swiped 14 of 18 bases.
 
Dylan Craig, Belmont — A second team Atlantic Sun pick and Freshman of The Year in the league, Craig posted a 26-game hitting streak and hit .389 with 12 doubles and 29 RBIs.
 
Taylor Dugas, Alabama — A member of the SEC All-Freshmen team, Dugas hit .366 with 19 doubles, 2 homers and 26 RBIs. He also swiped 13 bases.
 
Jackie Bradley, South Carolina — An All-SEC Freshmen selection, Bradley hit .349 with 11 homers, 11 doubles and 46 RBIs. He also swiped 8 of 10 bases.
 
Justin Gominsky, Minnesota — A member of the Big Ten All-Freshmen team, Gominsky hit .336 with 10 doubles, 23 RBIs and swiped 10 bases. He also had 7 outfield assists.
 
Kameron Brunty, Southern Mississippi — An All-Freshmen Conference USA selection, Brunty hit .347 with 7 homers, 9 doubles, 4 triples and 52 RBIs. He led the team in hits with 75.
 
Willie Argo, Illinois — A third team Big Ten pick and member of the All-Freshmen Big Ten squad, Argo hit .350 with 9 homers, 7 doubles and 33 RBIs.
 
Lee Orr, McNeese St. — A third team Southland Conference pick, Orr hit .329 with 13 homers, 9 doubles and 25 RBIs. He also swiped 15 bases.
 
Ross Heffley, Western Carolina — Freshmen of The Year in the Southern Conference, Heffley hit .392 with 18 doubles and 48 RBIs.
 
Steve Selsky, Arizona — An Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection, Selsky hit .318 with 7 homers, 8 doubles and 21 RBIs.
 
Daniel Bowman, Coastal Carolina — A second team Big South pick, Bowman hit .324 with 11 doubles, 9 homers and 40 RBIs.
 
Derek Jones, Washington St. — An Honorable Mention Pac-10 selection, Jones tied the Cougar freshman record for home runs with 12. He placed on the all-time WSU freshman list in walks (second, 31), RBI (fourth, 37), games (tied for fifth, 57), total bases (tied sixth, 91) and slugging percentage (10th, .450).
 
Zach Borenstein, Eastern Illinois — An All-Freshmen Ohio Valley pick, Borenstein hit .392 with 5 homers, 5 doubles and 27 RBIs.
 
Designated Hitters
Alex Dickerson, Indiana — Freshman of The Year in the Big Ten and a second team league selection, Dickerson hit .367 with 14 homers and 52 RBIs.
 
Aaron Westlake, Vanderbilt — Named to the All-Freshmen SEC team, Westlake hit .395 with 6 homers, 11 doubles and 44 RBIs.
 
C.J. Cron, Utah — Freshman of The Year in the Mountain West Conference, Cron hit .341 with 9 homers, 10 doubles and 47 RBIs. He also accumulated 112 total bases.
 
Derrick Shaw, Florida A&M — A first team MEAC selection, Shaw hit .366 with 9 doubles, 42 RBIs and 9 stolen bases.
 
Nick Melino, Nevada — A first team Western Athletic Conference pick, Melino hit .382 with 4 homers, 13 doubles and 36 RBIs.
 
Ronnie Shaeffer, U.C. Irvine — A second team Big West selection, Shaeffer hit .406 with 6 doubles and 20 RBIs for the Anteaters.
 
Ian Leisenheimer, Maine — Leisenheimer hit .394 with 4 homers, 4 doubles and 36 RBIs for the Black Bears.
 
Ryan Wright, Louisville — Wright hit .336 for the Cardinals with 5 homers, 16 doubles and 66 RBIs. He also swiped 12 of 16 bases.
 
Multiple Position Athletes
Danny Hultzen, Virginia — A first team Atlantic Coast Conference selection and Freshman of The Year in the ACC, Hultzen did it all for the Cavaliers.
As a pitcher, he was 8-1 with a 2.21 ERA and fanned 86 batters over 73 1/3 innings with 25 walks.
He also hit .333 with 7 doubles, 3 homers and 33 RBIs with 7 stolen bases.
 
Nick Ramirez, Cal. St. Fullerton — A first team Big West selection, Ramirez hit .296 with 10 homers and 31 RBIs. As a pitcher, he was 3-1 with a 2.67 ERA as he fanned 25 batters with 7 walks.
 
Zack Cox, Arkansas — Cox posted a .295 batting average and hit 7 homers, 9 doubles and 25 RBIs. As a pitcher, he was 5-1 with a 4.50 ERA.
 
Brett Harris, Old Dominion — Named Rookie of The Year in the Colonial Conference, Harris hit .315 with 31 RBIs and registered a 6-4 record as a pitcher with a 4.95 ERA.

 

 

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