Drew Storen Named Second-Team Freshman All-American By Rivals.com
July 1, 2008
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford right-handed pitcher Drew Storen has been tabbed a second team Freshman All-American selection by Rivals.com, the publication announced today. This is the second such honor for Storen, who was also given Freshman All-America accolades by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Highly recruited during his high school career, Storen emerged as Stanford's closer as a true freshman in 2008 and finished his first collegiate campaign with a 5-3 record, eight saves and a 3.51 ERA (22er, 56.1ip) in a staff-high 31 relief appearances. The 6-2, 175-pound hurler compiled 50 strikeouts against 15 walks, while holding opposing hitters to a .257 average.
Storen played a huge role in the Cardinal's run to Omaha, earning a pair of wins in the NCAA Regional (vs. UC Davis and Pepperdine) before saving both of Stanford's victories in the NCAA Super Regional at Cal State Fullerton. He was also the winning pitcher in Stanford's 16-5 victory over Florida State in the College World Series opener.
The Brownsburg, Indiana native also garnered All-Pacific-10 honors after forging a 1-1 mark with three saves, a 2.75 ERA (6er, 19.2ip) and .225 average against in 11 Conference outings. He fanned 20 batters in Pac-10 games, while allowing just 16 hits and 6 walks.
Prior to Storen's 2008 exploits, no Cardinal had earned Freshman All-America honors since 2003, when right-handed pitcher Matt Manship, left-handed hurler Mark Romanczuk and outfielder John Mayberry, Jr. were recognized.