Drew Storen Named to All Ping!Baseball Third Team

June 5, 2009

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STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford sophomore right-handed pitcher Drew Storen was named to the 2009 All Ping!Baseball third team, the web site dedicated to college baseball announced today. The Cardinal closer is one of just 17 relief pitchers honored by the site.

Storen followed his 2008 freshman All-America season with an electric 2009 campaign, as the Cardinal closer became the first Stanford pitcher to lead the team in both wins and saves since future major leaguer Jeff Ballard did so in 1984. A first team All-Pac-10 selection, Storen also paced the club in ERA and games pitched, going 7-1 with seven saves and a 3.80 ERA in 28 relief appearances.

The Brownsburg, Ind. native finished the regular season ranked among the Pac-10 leaders for: games finished (3rd - 21), appearances (t-5th), saves (t-6th) and wins (t-7th), while his five saves in conference games tied for the league's third-highest total. The dominating right-hander compiled 66 strikeouts in just 42.2 innings of work, while issuing only eight walks for an astounding 8.3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He also held opponents to a paltry .210 batting average (34-for-162) - including a .182 mark against right-handed hitters (16-for-88).

Not only did Storen statistically factor into 14 of Stanford's 30 victories in 2009, but he pitched in 22 of the Cardinal's wins. He struck out at least five batters in five different outings, while fanning a career-high eight over just 2.2 innings May 23 vs. Oregon State.

Storen is tied for fifth in Stanford history with 15 career saves, while he has logged a 12-4 ledger and a 3.64 ERA in 59 collegiate relief appearances. He has fashioned a career 5.04:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio, fanning 116 and issuing just 23 free passes in 99.0 innings.

The complete All Ping!Baseball teams can be found here: http://www.pingbaseball.com/players/allping09.php

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