Three Earn ABCA/Rawlings All-America Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Three Pac-10 players were named to the 2011 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division I All-American teams, the organization announced Thursday. UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer and ARIZONA STATE sophomore designated hitter Joey DeMichele were named to the first team, and OREGON STATE junior right-handed pitcher Sam Gaviglio was a second-team selection.
Bauer, the 2011 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, went 13-2 with a 1.25 ERA in 16 starts, logging a nation-leading and Pac-10 single-season record 203 strikeouts. He hurled 10 complete games, finishing the season with a streak of nine consecutive complete games. Bauer established himself as UCLA's all-time record holder in career strikeouts (460), wins (34) and innings pitched (373.1).
DeMichele 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.
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. With the ABCA selection, he is the first OSU player to earn four All-American honors in a year since Cole Gillespie did so in 2006.