All-Pacific-10 Team Announced

June 3, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Seven members of the Washington State University baseball team, including six from Washington high schools and five underclassmen, received recognition on the Pacific-10 Conference baseball team announced Tuesday by Tom Hansen, commissioner of the league.

The seven Cougars were seniors Aaron MacKenzie and Aaron Trolia, juniors Bryce Chamberlin, Jason Freeman, Grant Richardson and Kaeo Rubin and sophomore Jay Miller.

MacKenzie (Perth, Australia) led WSU with 16 starts, 108.1 innings pitched, 95 strikeouts and had a 6-8 record. He also had two complete games and one save.

Trolia (Tacoma, Curtis High) paced the Cougar mound staff with a 4.24 earned run average and the lowest opponent batting average, .248. He finished with a 6-5 record.

Chamberlain (Okanogan, Okanogan High), who missed a month of the season with a broken jaw, led the Cougars with eight wins and threw 62.1 innings, posting a 5.34 ERA and an 8-3 record.

Miller (Bellevue, Newport High) led all WSU hitters with a .355 batting average while starting all 55 games in the outfield. He also drew a team-best 37 walks and had the best on-base percentage, .470. He also was WSU's leading hitter as a freshman, hitting .341 in 2003.

Freeman (Kennewick, Kamiakin High) battled Miller for the WSU hitting title to the last game and finished at .344. The Cougar second baseman led the team with 12 stolen bases and 125 assists and also had the most sacrifice hits, 14.

Rubin (Spanaway, Bethel High) started all 55 games in the outfield and ended the season with a .341 batting average. He also led the team with 214 at-bats, 64 runs scored, 73 hits, 16 doubles, three triples and 17 hit-by-pitches.

Richardson (Richland, Richland High) was the Pac-10 leader with 68 runs batted in while .311 for WSU. He also had the best slugging percentage, .544, and set a school record with 506 putouts while playing first base. Richardson, with 13 home runs, boosted his career total to 28, eighth on the all-time WSU list and just 12 short of the team record.

WSU posted its best record in a decade, finishing 29-26 overall and 9-15 in Pac-10 play after capturing two of the final three games of the season against the California Bears. It was WSU's second winning season since Bobo Brayton's final team in 1994 finished 35-26 and the best winning percentage since Brayton retired.

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