UCLA's Bauer, Cole Earned Collegiate Baseball All-America Honors
June 3, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - UCLA sophomore right-handed pitchers Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole have earned second-team All-America honors from Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball, as announced by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper on Thursday afternoon.
Bauer and Cole have become the Bruins' first duo to record 100 or more strikeouts in the same season since 1997, when Bruin left-handers Jim Parque and Tom Jacquez netted 119 and 100 strikeouts, respectively, in leading that UCLA baseball team to the College World Series. Bauer and Cole are tied for the Pac-10 Conference's strikeout lead, entering NCAA Tournament play, with 124 strikeouts each.
This marks the first season since 2000, in which two UCLA players have earned All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball. That season, Bill Scott (first team), Forrest Johnson (second team), Chase Utley (third team) and Garrett Atkins (third team) each secured All-America accolades from Collegiate Baseball.
Bauer, who hails from Valencia, Calif. (Hart High School), has gone 9-3 with a 2.84 ERA in 14 starts for UCLA during the regular season. He has registered 124 strikeouts with 33 walks in a team-leading 101.1 innings.
Cole, a native of Santa Ana, Calif. (Orange Lutheran High School), has posted a 9-2 record with a 3.27 ERA in 15 starts through the regular season. He has struck out 124 batters and issued 46 walks in 96.1 innings, limiting the opposition to a .200 batting average.
Slated to start Friday evening's NCAA Regional contest against No. 4-seed Kent State, Cole has registered 228 career strikeouts in 181.1 innings in two seasons, collecting a 13-10 record with a 3.38 ERA. Bauer enters the 2010 NCAA Los Angeles Regional with an 18-6 career record and 216 strikeouts in 206.2 innings.