Six Pac-10 Baseball Players Named to Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball All-American Team

June 3, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- ARIZONA STATE’S sophomore second baseman Zack MacPhee has been named to the Louisville Slugger’s NCAA Division I Baseball All-American 17-man first team, Collegiate Baseball announced today. Arizona State’s junior right-handed pitcher Seth Blair and UCLA’s sophomore right-handed pitchers Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole were named to the second team, while ASU’s sophomore right-handed pitcher Jordan Swagerty and sophomore first baseman Riccio Torrez earn third team nods. 

MacPhee of Phoenix, Ariz., leads the Pac-10 in three offensive categories, including on-base percentage (.490), runs scored (62) and triples (14). He ranks second in slugging percentage (.686), third in batting average (.381), RBI (59) and total bases (133), and seventh in hits (74). On the field, he has a .963 field percentage and has only committed nine errors in 50 games this season. A starter in 49 games, he helped ASU win its fourth-consecutive Pac-10 title and earn the top national seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, marking the first top seed in program history.

Bauer, the 2009 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, is 9-3 with a 2.84 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 101.1 innings of work this season. The Valencia, Calif., native leads the Pac-10 in strikeouts and ranks near the top of the Conference in multiple pitching categories, including second in innings pitched, third in wins, fifth in ERA and 10th in opponent batting average (.247). Bauer has been an integral part of the Bruin pitching staff that tops the league in ERA (3.02), a program-record 578 strikeouts and a .219 opponent batting average. With stellar pitching, the Bruins earned the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the first national seed in school history. 

Cole of Santa Ana, Calif., went 9-2 with a 3.27 ERA and 124 strikeouts in 96.1 innings on the mound this season for the Bruins. Opponents were hitting .200 against him, a mark that ranked fourth-best in the Pac-10. Cole ranked near the top of the Pac-10 in multiple pitching categories, including first in strikeouts, fourth in innings pitched and wins and ninth in ERA. 

A native of Rock Falls, Ill., Blair leads the Conference with 11 wins, a mark that ranks third in the nation. He boasts a 3.20 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 90.0 innings of works. His marks in ERA and strikeouts ranks eighth in the Pac-10, respectively. In Pac-10 play, the righty posted a 7-0 record with a 3.51 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 59.0 innings on the mound.

Swagerty is pacing the Pac-10 with an ASU single-season record of 14 saves. In 29.2 innings of work for the four-time defending Pac-10 Champions, the Sachse, Texas native owns a 2.12 ERA with 10 walks and 39 strikeouts. Swagerty ranks second in the Pac-10 in games finished (30), and fifth in appearances (31) and games in relief (31). 

Torrez of Phoenix, Ariz., led the Conference with a .391 batting average and 23 doubles. The sophomore infielder ranked near the top of multiple offensive categories in the Pac-10, including second in on-base percentage (.482) and runs scored (58), third in slugging percentage (.643), hits (81) and total bases (133), fifth in stolen bases (15) and sixth in RBI (50). He has also been stellar on the field, recording a .990 fielding percentage, committing just four errors in 52 games.

NCAA Regional begins Friday, June 4, with both the Sun Devils and Bruins hosting. ASU opens up against Milwaukee at 7 p.m. PT, while UCLA plays Kent State at 6 p.m. PT. Also participating in the postseason are ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, OREGON, OREGON STATE, STANFORD and WASHINGTON STATE. The hunt for the 2010 NCAA baseball crown begins Friday, June for all teams. s

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