Cal's Hutchinson, Jackson and Nicholson Named to Baseball America's Midseason All-America Teams
April 15, 2002
BERKELEY, CA - Three California baseball players have been mentioned in Baseball America's Midseason All-America Teams by Class, it was announced Apr. 11 by the national baseball publication. Senior right-hander Trevor Hutchinson, sophomore first baseman Conor Jackson and freshman third baseman David Nicholson were all selected to Baseball America's Midseason All-America teams.
Hutchinson, who was the Apr. 8 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, joins Lance Cormier of Alabama, Shane Komine of Nebraska and Steve Reba of Clemson as the top senior starters. Hutchinson currently has a 7-4 record with a 3.09 ERA and a Pac-10 leading 76 strikeouts in a conference leading 84.3 innings pitched. He has 266 career strikeouts, tied for second (with Jon Shirley, 1997-00) on the Cal all-time strikeout list and only 10 strikeouts short of surpassing Doug Weiss' school-record 275 strikeouts from 1955-57. Hutchinson is also third on the Bears career innings pitched list (338.0).
Jackson is having an outstanding season at the plate, batting .397 with 12 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs, two grand slam home runs and 45 RBI. He leads the Pac-10 in hits (62) and total bases (111), and is second in the conference in batting average and home runs. Jackson has had hitting streaks of 15 and 13 games this season, and has had streaks of hitting home runs in three consecutive games and in four consecutive games.
Nicholson, as a true freshman, has started 40 of the Bears 41 games this season. He is batting .313 with five doubles, a triple, four home runs and 13 RBI. Nicholson also leads the Bears with seven stolen bases and is seventh in the Pac-10 in both hits (51) and runs scored (36).