Outfielder Brian Anderson Named To <i>Collegiate Baseball</i> Freshman All-American Team
June 6, 2001
TUCSON, Ariz.- The postseason recognition of Arizona baseball players continued Tuesday evening when Wildcat outfielder Brian Anderson was named to the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team. Joining Anderson with honorable mention recognition were pitchers Marc Kaiser and Sean Rierson.
The first-year Wildcat posted impressive numbers in 2001. Collecting 67 hits in 181 at bats, Anderson hit .370 for the season with 40 runs scored and 38 RBIs. He tied for the Pac-10 lead in triples with six and also hit four home runs.
In addition to his exploits at the plate, he also finished the season as Arizona's closer out of the bullpen. Working 10.1 innings, he tallied a 1-1 record with three saves while posting a 2.61 ERA.
Kaiser and Rierson shouldered much of the pitching load for Arizona in 2001. Working a combined 201.1 innings, the pair earned 15 of Arizona's 33 wins for season. Kaiser struck out a team high 70 batters during the year and Rierson finished with an impressive 3-0 record and a 1.99 ERA in his last three starts against Arizona State, Stanford and Washington.