Matt Einspahr Named Northwoods League All-Star
Aug. 18, 2004
ROCHESTER, MN - University of California infielder Matt Einspahr was named the third baseman on the 2004 Northwoods League Postseason All-Star Team, it was announced August 9 by Northwoods League officials. Einspahr, a 6-1, 190-pounder from Port Orchard, Wash., who will be a senior for the Golden Bears this spring, was also voted team MVP of the LaCrosse (Wisc.) Loggers and won the Silver Slugger Award as voted by Logger fans. He finished the summer campaign batting .293 with 12 doubles, a triple, two home runs and 22 RBI. Einspahr was second in the Northwoods League with 67 hits.Two other Bears joined Einspahr as members of the LaCrosse Loggers - senior left-hander Travis Talbott and junior right-hander Joe Todoroff. Talbott was 2-1 with 2.54 ERA, and had 35 strikeouts and only six walks in 46.0 innings. Todoroff went 2-3 with a 3.59 ERA and had 44 strikeouts and 18 walks in 42.7 innings.Five other Cal players competed for teams in the Northwoods League. Senior right-handers Matt Swanson and Brent Hale pitched for the Duluth (Minn.) Huskies, junior outfielder/pitcher Jeremy Burchett and sophomore left-hander Kevin Barnum were members of the Alexandria (Minn.) Beetles, and sophomore infielder Jordan Karnofsky played for the Waterloo (Iowa) Bucks. Swanson went 0-2 with a 5.01 ERA and two saves, pitching 23.3 innings with 24 strikeouts and nine walks. Hale was 3-2 with a 4.79 ERA, and finished with 32 strikeouts and 24 walks in 35.7 innings.Burchett both pitched and played the outfield for Alexandria. On the mound, he was 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA and one save, recording 14 strikeouts with six walks in 10.0 innings. At the plate, Burchett hit .217 with eight doubles, a triple, five home runs and 18 RBI. Barnum was 1-0 with 6.98 ERA, and had an impressive 43 strikeouts in 29.7 innings. Karnofsky concluded his summer batting .263 with nine doubles, six home runs and 23 RBI, playing 29 games at third base and five games at first base.