Buck Named NCBWA Second-Team All-American

June 17, 2005

OMAHA, Neb. (www.TheSunDevils.com) -- Arizona State junior outfielder Travis Buck has been named a second-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. In addition, center fielder J.J. Sferra, designated hitter Willy Fox and shortstop Andrew Romine were named honorable mention Freshman All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Buck (Richland, Wash.) is leads ASU in several offensive categories heading into the College World Series. He is hitting .384 (103-for-268) with 23 doubles, five home runs, 40 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He has recorded at least one hit in 52 of 62 games this season, including 24 of the last 26, and has a team-high 24 multi-hit games. He became only the 21st player in ASU history to record 100 hits in a season and the fourth player to have at least 100 hits, 20 doubles and 20 steals in the same season. The two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection also earned third-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball and was a first-round draft pick (36th overall) by the Oakland Athletics.

Sferra (Phoenix, Ariz.) earned Freshman All-America honors with a stellar year at the plate and in the field. He heads into the CWS hitting .313 (56-for-179) while starting 51 games. He leads the team with 15 bunt hits and over the last 31 games is hitting .360 (36-for-100). He was named to the Tempe Regional All-Tournament team after hitting .538 (7-for-13) and overall is hitting .333 (8-for-24) in the postseason.

Romine (Lake Forest, Calif.) stared 54 games at shortstop and has lived up to his billing as one of the top freshman in the nation. Romine heads into the College World Series hitting .304 (55-for181) with five doubles, three triples and one home run. He has recorded 13 multi-hit games and has at least one hit in 35 of 55 games played. He is hitting .367 (26-for-71) over the last 20 games heading into the CWS and is batting .304 during the postseason. He was named ASU's co-Newcomer of the Year with Sferra and ranks fourth the freshman record books with 14 stolen bases.

Fox (Scottsdale, Ariz.) is hitting .288 (30-for-104) with four home runs and 27 RBI while seeing action in 43 games this season. He has started 22 games (all at DH) and is hitting .333 (26-for-78) in those games.

Pos. First Team School Ht. Wt Cl. Hometown
1B Matt LaPorta Florida 6-1 210 So. Port Charlotte, Fla.
2B Corey Wimberley Alcorn State 5-8 185 So. Jacksonville, Fla.
3B Alex Gordon Nebraska 6-1 215 Jr. Lincoln, Neb.
SS Tyler Greene Georgia Tech 6-2 190 Jr. Plantation, Fla.
C Brad Willcutt Southern Miss 6-1 210 Sr. Columbus, Miss.
OF Shane Robinson Florida State 5-9 165 So. Tampa, Fla.
OF Ryan Patterson LSU 5-11 200 Sr. Rowlett, Texas
OF Brian Pettway Ole Miss 6-1 202 Jr. Vicksburg, Miss.
OF Jacoby Ellsbury Oregon State 6-1 190 Jr. Madras, Ore.
UT Mike Costanzo Coastal Carolina 6-3 210 Jr. Springfield, Pa.
SP Lance Broadway TCU 6-4 195 Jr. Grand Prairie, Texas
SP Cesar Carrillo Miami (Fla.) 6-3 177 Jr. Chicago, Ill.
SP Luke Hochevar Tennessee 6-5 205 Jr. Fowler, Colo.
SP Mike Pelfrey Wichita State 6-7 215 Jr. Wichita, Kan.
SP Ian Kennedy USC 6-0 195 So. Huntington Beach, Cal.
RP J. Brent Cox Texas 6-4 206 Jr. Bay City, Texas
RP Steve Kleen Pepperdine 6-4 205 Sr. Menifee, Calif.
RP Erik Morrison Ball State 6-2 205 Sr. Hanover, Ind.
Second Team: 1B Adam Tucker, Birmingham-Southern, Jr.; 2B Chris Campbell, College Of Charleston, So.; 3B Ryan Braun, Miami (Fla.), Jr.; SS Seth Johnston, Texas, Sr.; C Caleb Moore, East Tennessee State, Sr.; OF Gabe Scott, Alabama, Jr.; OF Trevor Crowe, Arizona, Jr.; OF Travis Buck, Arizona State, Jr.; OF Nolan Reimold, Bowling Green, Jr.; OF Daniel Carte, Winthrop, Jr.; DH/ATH Stephen Head, Ole Miss, Jr.; DH/ATH Brian Bogusevic, Tulane, Jr.; SP Ricky Romero, Cal State Fullerton, Jr.; SP Cesar Ramos, Long Beach State, Jr.; SP Kevin Slowey, Winthrop, Jr.; SP Dallas Buck, Oregon State, So.; SP Nick Hill, Army, So.; RP Daniel Best, Southern Miss, Jr.; RP Neil Jamison, Long Beach State, Sr. RP Craig Hansen, St. John's, Jr.
Third Team: 1B Jordan Brown, Arizona, Jr.; 1B Adam Carr, Oklahoma State, Jr.; 2B Scott Sizemore, VCU, So.; 2B Jed Lowrie, Stanford, Jr.; 3B Brandon Taylor, BYU, Jr.; 3B Ryan Zimmerman, Virginia, Jr.; SS Cameron Blair, Texas Tech, Sr.; SS Mitch Hilligoss, Purdue, So.; C Jeff Clement, USC, Jr.; OF Matt Kutler. Brown, Sr.; OF Jeff Corsaletti, Florida, Sr.; OF Sergio Pedroza, Cal State Fullerton, Jr.; OF James Boone, Missouri, Jr.; OF Eli Iorg, Tennessee, Jr.; DH/ATH Kris Harvey, Clemson, Jr.; DH/ATH Joe Savery, Rice, Fr.; SP Mike Wlodarczyk, Boston College, Sr.; SP Matt Green, Louisiana-Monroe, Jr.; SP Max Scherzer, Missouri, So.; SP Johnny Dorn, Nebraska, Fr.; SP Brent Adcock, Troy, Sr.; RP Scott Reese, Creighton, So.; RP Tyler Chambliss, Florida State, So.; RP Blake Owen, Belmont, Jr.
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