Josh Satin and David Cooper Selected Collegiate Baseball All-Americans
May 29, 2008
TUCSON, ARIZ. - Senior second baseman Josh Satin and junior first baseman David Cooper have been selected Louisville Slugger third-team All-Americans, it was announced Thursday, May 29 by the national baseball publication, Collegiate Baseball.
Satin, who hit the game-winning homer in the 10th inning last Sunday versus UCLA, is also a semifinalist for USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award and the Wallace Award as the national player of the year. Satin is batting .388 with 11 doubles, 18 home runs (fifth in Pac-10) and 52 RBI. He is also sixth in the Pac-10 in total bases (140), 10th in hits (73), sixth in runs scored (55), fourth in slugging percentage (.745), third in walks (46) and second in on-base percentage (.508). Satin hit safely in the first 22 games this season and had a school-record a 27-game hitting streak from May 20, 2007-Mar. 29, 2008. He was the Mar. 4 Pac-10 Player of the Week. Satin was a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American in 2005.
Cooper, a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award and the Wallace Award as well, is batting .363 with 14 doubles, 19 home runs (second in the Pac-10, 4th on Cal's single-season HR list) and 55 RBI (eighth in Pac-10). He also has 55 runs (sixth in Pac-10), a .698 slugging percentage (fifth in Pac-10), a .455 on-base percentage (seventh in Pac-10), 148 total bases (second in Pac-10), 37 walks (eighth in Pac-10) and is fifth in the Pac-10 with 77 hits. Cooper was the Apr. 1 Pac-10 Player of the Week.
Cooper is a transfer from Cal State Fullerton, where as a freshman he was a member of the 2006 College World Series All-Tournament team. He flirted with a College World Series record with seven consecutive hits, tying Terry Francona (1980) and one short of Dave Magadan (1983) and Barry Bonds (1984). Cooper led all players at the 2006 World Series with a .533 average (8-for-15) with five RBI.
The Golden Bears (33-19-2, ranked 13 in Rivals.com, 17th in Collegiate Baseball, 20th in Baseball America) are preparing for the Long Beach NCAA Regional as the No. 3 seeded team and will face the No. 2 seeded University of San Diego Toreros (41-15, ranked seventh in Baseball America) on Friday, May 30 at 2 p.m. at Blair Field. The Long Beach Regional goes from Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 1. The other teams in the Long Beach Regional bracket are No. 1 seed Long Beach State (37-19, ranked 22nd in Baseball America) and No. 4 seed Fresno State (37-27). Satin and Cooper are the 35th and the 36th All-Americans in Cal baseball history.
The Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American Baseball Teams (Pac-10 Players Only)
First TeamIke Davis, Arizona State
Second TeamMike Leake, Arizona StateBrett Wallace, Arizona State