Pac-10 Announces All-Conference Baseball Team
May 27, 2003
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior catcher Ryan Garko and ARIZONA STATE sophomore shortstop Dustin Pedroia were named the 2003 Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Co-Players of the Year, while STANFORD junior right-hander John Hudgins earned Pitcher of the Year honors in a vote by the Conference baseball coaches. USC's Jeff Clement was named Freshman of the Year. STANFORD skipper Mark Marquess earned the Coach of the Year honor after leading the Cardinal to their third Pac-10 title in five years, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Garko, from Walnut, Calif., led Stanford in several offensive statistical categories, including batting average (.406), hits (86), doubles (20), home runs (15), RBI (78) and slugging percentage (.708). He also ranks among Conference leaders in batting average (3rd), on-base percentage (8th), doubles (7th), total bases (4th) and slugging percentage (3rd). Garko was also one of two Pac-10 players to be named a 2003 Johnny Bench award finalist. Pedroia, from Woodland, Calif., finished the regular season as the Conference leader in batting average (.418), while also ranking first in runs scored (75) and total bases (160). Pedroia, who set a new Pac-10 record for doubles in a season (32) becomes the 10th player in Sun Devil history to be named Player of the Year and the first since Casey Myers in 2001.
Hudgins, from Mission Viejo, Calif., posted a 9-3 record and a 3.14 ERA, third best in the Pac-10. He paces the league in strikeouts (110) and innings pitched (123.1), while also ranking among Pac-10 leaders in opposing batting average (.232, 2nd) and wins (9, t2nd). His strikeout-to-walk ratio is 110-25. The righty, whose five complete games are the most by any Conference pitcher this season, is the seventh Cardinal to earn the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year award.
Clement, from Marshalltown, Iowa, put up impressive statistics for the Trojans. He is tied for the league lead with 21 home runs, the most by any freshman in USC history. He ranks among Pac-10 players in slugging percentage (.649, 9th), RBI (53, 10th), and total bases (135, 6th). Clement started in all 56 games as catcher for USC and notched a .988 fielding percentage, good enough to rank fourth on the team.
Marquess earns his ninth Coach of the Year award after leading his squad to its third Pac-10 Championship in five years, 11th overall. Marquess has led the Cardinal to playoff spots in 21 of his 27 seasons, including Stanford's national titles in 1987 and 1988. This season he led the Cardinal to a 41-15 overall record and 18-6 Conference mark. He has a career record of 1134-548-5 (.674) at Stanford.
Complete list of Conference honors:
CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEARRyan Garko, STANFORD & Dustin Pedroia, ARIZONA STATE
PITCHER OF THE YEARJohn Hudgins, STANFORD
FRESHMAN OF THE YEARJeff Clement, USC
COACH OF THE YEARMark Marquess, STANFORD
Name School Pos Yr Ht Wt HometownBrian Anderson ARIZ OF Jr. 6-3 200 Tucson, Ariz.Chad Boudon WASH DH Jr. 6-1 210 Shoreline, Wash.Brad Boyer ARIZ 3B Fr. 5-11 180 Camarillo, Calif.Jeff Clement USC C Fr. 6-1 205 Marshalltown, IowaAndre Ethier (2) ASU OF Jr. 6-3 195 Phoenix, Ariz.Will Fenton WASH RP So. 6-2 195 Kingston, Wash.Sam Fuld (3) STAN OF Jr. 5-10 180 Durham, N.H.Richie Gardner ARIZ RHP Jr. 6-3 185 Santa Rosa, Calif.Steve Garrabrants ASU 2B Jr. 5-10 173 Phoenix, Ariz.Conor Jackson (2) CAL 1B Jr. 6-3 205 Woodland Hills, Calif.Jeff Larish ASU 1B So. 6-2 180 Tempe, Ariz.Brent Lillibridge WASH OF Fr. 5-9 170 Everett, Wash.Anthony Lunetta USC SS Sr. 5-10 180 Riverside, Calif.Jake Postlewait OSU LHP Jr. 6-0 190 Corvallis, Ore.Danny Putnam STAN OF So. 5-10 200 Escondido, Calif.Carlos Quentin (3) STAN OF Jr. 6-2 215 Chula Vista, Calif.Mark Romanczuk STAN LHP Fr. 6-1 190 Newark, Del.Ryan Schroyer ASU RP Jr. 6-1 205 Casa Grande, Ariz.Jeff Van Houten ARIZ OF So. 5-10 175 Paradise Valley, Ariz.Wes Whisler (2) UCLA UT So. 6-5 227 Noblesville, Ind.
(2) - Two-time All-Conference selection.(3) - Three-time All-Conference selection.
Honorable Mention: Brian Bannister, Jr., USC; Trent Baysinger, Jr., WASH; Chris Biles, Sr., OSU; Travis Buck, Fr., ASU; Tony Calderon, Jr., OSU; Brian Carter, Jr., WASH; Jeff Dragicevich, Jr., CAL; Moises Duran, Jr., ARIZ; Jacoby Ellsbury, Fr., OSU; Tuffy Gosewisch, So., ASU; Chris Grossman, Jr., CAL; John Hardy, So., ARIZ; Justin Hart, Jr., WSU; Aaron Hathaway, So., WASH; Brian Horwitz, Jr., CAL; Nick Hundley, Fr., ARIZ; Greg Isaacson, Jr., WASH; Andy Jarvis, Sr., OSU; Jered Liebeck, Sr., ASU; Aaron MacKenzie, Jr., WSU; Matt Manship, Fr., STAN; Aaron Mathews, So., OSU; Travis McAndrews, Sr., USC; Brent McMillan, Fr., UCLA; Frank Mesa, So., ASU; Joey Metropoulos, So., USC; Jay Miller, Fr., WSU; John Otness, Jr., WASH; Bobby Paschal, Fr., USC; Seth Pietsch, Jr., OSU; Anthony Reyes, Sr., USC; Tila Reynolds, Sr., WASH; Grant Richardson, So., WSU; Sean Rierson, Jr., ARIZ; Doug Silva, Sr., UCLA; Billy Susdorf, So., UCLA; Tobin Swope, Sr., STAN; Ben Thurmond, Sr., ASU; Warren Trott, Sr., UCLA; Nick Walsh, Jr., ASU; Jeremy West, Jr., ASU; Sean White, Sr., WASH.
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