Grant Green Earns Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Honors
June 8, 2007
LOS ANGELES -- USC shortstop Grant Green (Anaheim Hills/Canyon HS) earned 2007 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America honors as released by Collegiate Baseball. Green batted .316 (72-for-228) this season for the Trojans with 14 doubles, 10 triples, two home runs, 24 RBI and six stolen bases with a .966 fielding percentage.
His 10 triples set a school single-season record, breaking the previous mark of eight triples.
Green, who also earned 2007 Pac-10 Conference Co-Freshman of the Year, finished the season with a streak of 17 games without committing an error. He also finished the season with a 13-game hitting streak and hit safely in 27 of his last 29 games while leading the team with 21 multi-hit games (16 games with two hits and five games with three hits).
Green becomes the 12th Trojan to win Freshman All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball and the first since Jeff Clement in 2003. Four former Trojans who won the honor went on to play in the major leagues (Gabe Alvarez, Geoff Jenkins, Randy Flores and Eric Munson).