Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
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Release: Wednesday, June 3, 2009
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 Baseballs Freshman Pitcher of The Year RHP
Trevor Bauer of UCLA and Freshman Player of The Year 3B Anthony Rendon of
- 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 Baseballs 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 OBrien, Bethune-Cookman
Named to the first team MEAC squad, OBrien hit .324 with 10 doubles and 25
- 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 OShea, Minnesota An
All-Freshmen Big Ten pick, OShea hit the most homers by a freshman (10)
since 1998 for the Golden Gophers. He also hit 13 doubles and knocked in 41
- 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.
- 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
- 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 Baseballs 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 wasnt enough, he
swiped 9 of 11 bases and struck out only 22 times in 216 at-bats.
- Troy Channing, St. Marys
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. Marys
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
- Matt Skole, Georgia Tech. Skole
hit 12 homers and 10 doubles with 43 RBIs for the Yellow Jackets as he hit
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.