Wes Whisler Named Freshman All-American

June 5, 2002

TUCSON, Ariz. - UCLA's Wes Whisler (Noblesville, IN/Noblesville HS) has been selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper as a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, announced today. The left-handed pitcher/first baseman was the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and led the Pac-10 in home runs with 18. He finished his first year with a .320 batting average. On the mound, he led the Bruins with a 4.06 ERA and a 5-2 record.

Whisler was named to the All-Pac-10 team . He had one of the most impressive conference seasons in recent UCLA history. He hit .388 with 13 home runs in conference games, despite only hitting in 20 of UCLA's 24 games. For the first four conference series, Whisler did not hit on the days that he pitched. Whisler had a .950 slugging percentage in the Pac-10 games. In addition to the impressive hitting, Whisler was also UCLA's Saturday starting pitcher. He finished with a 4-1 conference record and a 3.62 ERA. He pitched a four-hit complete game win over Oregon State and limited hitters to just .271 in conference games. His .388 conference batting average was eighth in the conference, and his 3.62 ERA was fourth.

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