Buck And Larish Named ABCA All-West Region
July 13, 2005
TEMPE, Ariz. (www.TheSunDevils.com) -- Arizona State University baseball players Jeff Larish and Travis Buck were both named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings 2005 West Region Second Team. The 26 member team was nominated and selected by the 34 west regional Division I coaches.
Buck, a first-round draft pick of the Oakland A's, hit .382 (110-for-288) with 24 doubles, six home runs, 43 RBI and 27 stolen bases. His 110 hits rank ninth in ASU single-season history and he became only the fourth Sun Devil to record at least 100 hits, 20 doubles and 20 stolen bases in the same season. He was a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 selection and was also named a second-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).
Larish, a fifth-round draft pick by the Detroit Tigers, finished his senior season hitting .324 (81-for-250) with 18 doubles, 23 home runs and 67 RBI. His 23 homers tied for fourth in the NCAA and are third best in ASU single-season history. A career .333 hitter (283-for-849), Larish finished his career ranked second in school history in home runs (51), second in walks (200), second in total bases (505), third in runs scored (229), fourth in RBI (235), fourth in at-bats (849), sixth in hits (283) and seventh in doubles (57).