Rod Allen Named Freshman All-American By <I>Baseball America</I>

June 19, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University freshman baseball player Rod Allen Jr., was named a first-team Freshman All-American by Baseball America. Allen, who hit .389 with 14 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 53 RBI during his rookie campaign, became the first freshman in ASU history to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors.

Finishing second on the team in batting average, home runs and RBI behind senior catcher Casey Myers, Allen was one of the Devils' driving forces to a third-place finish (14-10) in the Pac-10. Starting 42 games and playing in 51, Allen maintained a slugging percentage of .578 and had an on-base percentage of .441. Allen started his ASU career with a bang, recording a hit in 17 consecutive games, going 27-for-60 during that streak. Allen was listed as the designated hitter on Baseball America's annual freshman All-American team, with his .389 average ranking third highest of all first-teamers. Allen is currently spending the summer playing left field with the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in the Alaskan Summer League.

Allen was also named a first-team freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, joining six other freshman Devils that earned honors on the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Team. Freshman first baseman/designated hitter Jeremy West was a first-team selection, while pitchers Ryan Schroyer, Mike Esposito and Aaron Klusman, infielder Steve Garrabrants and outfielder Nick Walsh were all named honorable mention.

2001 Baseball America All-Freshman Team

First Team

PLAYER, SCHOOL                     AVG  HR RBI SB
C Mitch Maier, Toledo .444 3 43 41B Jamie D'Antona, Wake Forest .364 17 77 12B Anthony Giarratano, Tulane .352 3 47 113B Myron Leslie, South Florida .366 3 40 17SS Omar Quintanilla, Texas .367 2 37 8OF Austin Davis, Rice .346 6 29 5OF Carlos Quentin, Stanford .345 11 52 5OF Rickie Weeks, Southern .422 14 70 28DH Rod Allen, Arizona State .389 6 53 6UT Michael Aubrey, Tulane .361 13 69 9

PITCHER, SCHOOL W L ERA IP SO


SP Chad Cordero, Cal State Fullerton 3 4 1.83 64 63 (14 SV)SP Clark Girardeau, South Alabama 10 4 3.87 98 70SP Paul Maholm, Mississippi State 8 4 4.06 95 87SP Darric Merrell, Cal State Fullerton 8 4 2.95 113 76RP Lane Mestepey, Louisiana State 11 3 3.75 139 79UT Michael Aubrey, Tulane 3 1 5.15 72 46

Second Team

PLAYER, SCHOOL                     AVG  HR RBI
C Javi Herrera, Tennessee .296 7 451B Bryan Zenchyk, Stetson .383 4 392B Steve Sollman, Notre Dame .362 5 36 (23 SB)3B Brian Snyder, Stetson .341 7 49SS Brandon Green, Wichita State .286 2 37 (10 SB)OF Doug Deeds, Ohio State .343 14 53OF Sam Fuld, Stanford .357 0 37 (11 SB)OF Sam Steidl, Minnesota .401 0 32DH Matt Murton, Georgia Tech .385 7 35UT Marc Kaiser, Arizona .436 0 5

PITCHER, SCHOOL W L ERA


SP George Huguet, Miami 1 0 2.03 (14 SV)SP Sean Marshall, Virginia Commonwealth 9 4 3.34SP Brad Sullivan, Houston 6 7 3.41SP Chris Tracz, Marist 10 1 3.13RP Bob Zimmerman, Southwest Missouri State 7 3 2.28UT Marc Kaiser, Arizona 8 6 5.35

--Sun Devil Baseball--

Copy By Jeff R. Evans
ASU Media Relations

Categories:
Now on Pac-12 Network
6:00 PM PT

Airing on:

  • Pac-12 Network
  • Football: Pac-12 Football Media Days Special (Day 1)
    Wed 7/26 | 9:30am PT

    Airing on:

    • Pac-12 Oregon
    • Pac-12 Bay Area
    • Pac-12 Washington
    • Pac-12 Network
    • Pac-12 Los Angeles
    • Pac-12 Mountain
    • Pac-12 Arizona
    Live
  • Football: Pac-12 Football Media Days Special (Day 2)
    Thu 7/27 | 9:30am PT

    Airing on:

    • Pac-12 Network
    • Pac-12 Washington
    • Pac-12 Oregon
    • Pac-12 Mountain
    • Pac-12 Arizona
    • Pac-12 Bay Area
    • Pac-12 Los Angeles
    Live
Get Pac-12 Networks
Unable to get Pac-12 Network?
Contact your provider ▶
Pac-12 Networks Channel Finder
Close