Three Pac-10 Players Earn Baseball America All-America Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Three Pac-10 players earned All-America honors from Baseball America and UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer was named College Player of the Year, the publication announced Wednesday. Bauer was named to the first team, OREGON STATE junior right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio was a second-team selection and ARIZONA STATE sophomore designated hitter Joey DeMichele is on the third team.
Bauer led the nation with 10 complete games, including nine-consecutive, and a Pac-10 single-season record 203 strikeouts, 52 more than second-place Danny Hultzen of Virginia. Bauer ranks second in the nation with 13 wins and third with a 1.25 ERA. He is UCLA's all-time record holder in career strikeouts (460), wins (34) and innings pitched (373.1).
Gaviglio finished the season with a 12-3 record, tying for fourth-most wins in a single season at Oregon State. He struck out 116, the sixth-highest total in Beaver history and 19th in the nation. Gaviglio pitched 120.2 innings this spring, throwing four complete games including two shutouts. Along with Bauer, Gaviglio is a semifinalist for National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
DeMichele, a Pac-10 All-Conference selection, finished the season with a .368 batting average and .663 slugging percentage, both of which lead conference players. DeMichele tallied 51 RBI, 16 doubles, seven triples and nine home runs. He was named Pac-10 Player of the Week after becoming the first Sun Devil since Jeff Larish in the 2005 College World Series to homer three times in one game when he did so on May 1.