Four Pac-10 Pitchers Named Louisville Slugger All-Americans
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four Pac-10 pitchers were named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-America baseball teams, and UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer was named National Player of the Year, Collegiate Baseball announced today. Bauer was named to the first team, OREGON junior left-handed pitcher Tyler Anderson and OREGON STATE junior right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio were second-team members and ARIZONA sophomore right-handed pitcher Kurt Heyer was a third-team selection.
Bauer has lead UCLA with a 12-2 record, 1.27 ERA and a nation-best 189 strikeouts this season. Bauer, the 2011 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, became the first UCLA baseball player to secure National Player of the Year honors from a major baseball media affiliate since 1990, when catcher Paul Ellis was named Division I Player of the Year by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA). Bauer has thrown eight consecutive complete games and nine overall this season. He established UCLA career records in strikeouts (446), wins (33) and innings pitched (364.1).
Anderson completed the season with an 8-3 mark, 2.17 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 107.2 innings. His 114 strikeouts rank third in the Pac-10 and is an Oregon single-season record. Anderson also holds the program's all-time record with 285 career strikeouts. His 17 career wins at Oregon tie for third all-time, and Anderson is the first Ducks pitcher to record back-to-back seasons with at least 100 strikeouts.
Gaviglio finished the regular season with an 11-2 record, finishing in a tie for the sixth-most wins in a single season at Oregon State. He posted a 1.95 ERA and struck out 102 in 106.1 innings. Opponents batted just .204 against him. Gaviglio has allowed just 77 hits this season, giving up only 13 extra-base hits. This marks the second All-America honor for Gaviglio after being named a Freshman All-American in 2009.
Heyer has an 8-3 record and a 2.32 ERA. He recorded 127 strikeouts, which ranks second in the conference. Heyer issued just 24 walks in 124.0 winnings and pitched two complete games. He earned Freshman All-America honors from numerous publications last year, including Collegiate Baseball.
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