Chris Minaker Earns All-Pac-10 Honors
May 31, 2006
Walnut Creek, Calif. - Stanford Baseball players Chris Minaker was selected for the first time in his career to the 2006 All-Pac-10 Team announced by Pacific-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen on Wednesday. Chris Lewis, Matt Manship and Greg Reynolds picked up honorable mention All-Pac-10 status.
Minaker earned All-Pac-10 honors in a huge senior season as he led the Cardinal in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.346), homers (11), RBI (64) and stolen bases (5, co-leader). Minaker posted three hit streaks of 10 or more games and hit safely in 45 of 55 regular season contests overall. He has also made 152 consecutive starts at shortstop dating back to his sophomore season and has played every inning of every game at the position in each of the last two campaigns. Defensively, he led the Pac-10 with 197 assists in the regular season and made just one error in his final 28 regular season contests.
Lewis is second on the Cardinal behind Minaker with a career-high-tying eight homers and a career-high 44 RBI, while raising his batting average to a current season-high .308 that is 42 points above his previous top average in a season. He has started all 55 games and 114 straight overall to start every game in the last two seasons.
Manship is 2-6 with a 5.32 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 66.0 innings.
Reynolds has posted a 6-5 record and 3.47 ERA with team-highs of 92 strikeouts, 111.2 innings pitched, 16 starts and four complete games. He finished the regular season by pitching complete games in four of his last five starts.
Stanford begins 2006 postseason play at the Austin regional hosted by the University of Texas (Austin, Texas) this Friday-Monday, June 2-5. The Cardinal is seeded third in the regional and will play No. 2 seed North Carolina State (38-21) in its first postseason game on Friday, June 2 (11 am, CT/9 am, PT). Host and Big 12 regular season champion Texas (40-19), the top seed in the regional and the No. 3 national seed, will also open regional play on Friday (3 pm, CT/1 pm, PT) versus fourth-seeded Texas-Arlington (29-34).
All games in the regional will be televised live by ESPNU.