Six Pac-10 Baseball Players Named to Louisville Slugger/<i>Collegiate Baseball</i> All-American Team
June 2, 2006
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON STATE junior outfielder Cole Gillespie and WASHINGTON junior right-hander Tim Lincecum have been named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division-I baseball All-American 17-man first team, Collegiate Baseball announced today. Oregon State's Dallas Buck was named to the second team, while ARIZONA STATE's Eric Sogard, Washington's Matt Hague and WASHINGTON STATE's Jay Miller earned third team nods.
Gillespie, from West Linn, Ore., scored 69 runs in the 2006 regular season, the most by any Pac-10 player this season and a new Oregon State single-season record. He led the Conference with a .683 slugging percentage and tied for first with a .492 on-base percentage, while ranking among the Pac-10 leaders in batting average (.370, 4th), RBI (50, 7th), doubles (20, 3rd), home runs (11, 5th) total bases (129, 5th), and stolen bases (14, t-4th). A Pac-10 Player of the Week honoree on May 29, Gillespie is a finalist for the Brooks Wallace Award.
Lincecum, from Renton, Wash., led all pitchers on the list with 199 strikeouts, a Washington record. He completed the 2006 regular season with a 1.94 ERA and a 12-4 record. The right-hander also leads the nation with a school-record 12 victories, and has set new school marks with 30 career wins, 332 career innings, and 491 career strikeouts, the most by a Pac-10 pitcher in Conference history. Lincecum, the 2006 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, has once before received honors from Collegiate Baseball, when the newspaper named him to the 2004 All-American second team. Earlier this week, Lincecum became the first Husky player ever to be named a Golden Spikes' finalist.
Buck, from Newberg, Ore., earns his second Collegiate Baseball award, after being named to the 2005 first team. The junior right-hander finished the regular season with a 2.92 ERA and an 11-2 record. In 16 starts, Buck struck out 75 batters and tossed one complete game. Buck was named a preseason All-American by Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball (first team), the National Collegiate Baesball Writers Association (first team), and Baseball America (second team).
Sogard, from Phoenix, Ariz., is Arizona State's second-leaing hitter, batting at a .366 clip (63-for-172) while slugging .657. Sogard's nine home runs this season tie him for first on the team. The sophomore infielder, who scored 47 runs and batted in 49 during the regular season, was also named to the all-Conference first team.
Hague, from Kent, Wash., also was named to the Pac-10 first team. The sophomore right-fielder led the Huskies in batting with his .381 average. He also had a team-high 86 hits, 53 runs and eight stolen bases to go with 17 doubles, six home runs and 45 RBI.
Miller, from Bellevue, Wash., batted .361 for the season, sixth in the Pac-10, and led the league in hits (88) and doubles (28). His doubles total was second in the NCAA, while he also ranked No. 25 in toughest to strikeout (16.3). Miller finished his Cougar career as the school's career hits leader with 308, placing him ninth all-time in the Pac-10. The senior's 74 career doubles are second all-time at Washington State and the fifth-most in Conference history. Miller also finished as the school's all-time leader in at-bats (224), tied for third in games played (227), fifth in walks (107), sixth in runs scored (161) and tied for ninth in RBI (147).
This marks the 10th year that Louisville Slugger has sponsored the Division I All-Americans.
|RHP||Wes Roemer||Cal State Fullerton|
|LHP||Andrew Miller||North Carolina|
|2B||Drew Saylor||Kent State|
|3B||Tyler Mach||Oklahoma State|
|OF||Kellen Kulbacki||James Madison|
|OF||Cole Gillespie||Oregon State|
|OF||Drew Holder||Dallas Baptist|
|DH||Chris Carlson||New Mexico|
|RHP||P.J. Walters||South Alabama|
|RHP||Dallas Buck||Oregon State|
|LHP||Danny Ray Herrera||New Mexico|
|Relief||Vinnie Pestano||Cal State Fullerton|
|C||Jake Smith||East Carolina|
|1B||Craig Cooper||Notre Dame|
|1B||Charlie Yarbrough||Eastern Kentucky|
|2B||Justin Turner||Cal State Fullerton|
|3B||David Freese||South Alabama|
|SS||Thomas Berkery||Mississippi State|
|OF||John Raynor||North Carolina-Wilmington|
|RHP||Chris Ashman||Oral Roberts|
|RHP||Jeff Manship||Notre Dame|
|RHP||Aaron Shafer||Wichita State|
|Relief||Cole St. Clair||Rice|
|Relief||Ben Hunter||Wake Forest|
|C||Michael McKenry||Middle Tennessee|
|C||Josh Yates||Arkansas State|
|1B||Nate Schill||James Madison|
|2B||Ramon Corona||North Carolina State|
|2B||Eric Sogard||Arizona State|
|3B||Ronnie Bourquin||Ohio State|
|3B||Evan Longoria||Long Beach State|
|SS||Joaquin Rodriguez||Jackson State|
|SS||Josh Horton||North Carolina|
|OF||Jay Miller||Washington State|
|OF||Shane Robinson||Florida State|
|OF||Ben Saylor||Brigham Young|
|OF||Mark Shorey||High Point|
|OF||Matt Camp||North Carolina State|