Pedroia And Buck Named To Fullerton Regional All-Tournament Team
June 10, 2004
Buck (Richland, Wash.) hit .500 (7-for-14) in the three games at Goodwin Field, including going 7-for-10 (.700) in the first two games against Pepperdine and Minnesota. The sophomore right fielder finished the season second on the team in hitting at .373 (84-for-225) with 16 doubles, nine home runs and 58 RBI. Buck has been invited to the USA Baseball National Team Trials later this month in Durham, N.C.
Pedroia (Woodland, Calif.) inked his named on a regional all-tournament team for the third straight year. He also earned all-regional honors in 2002 (Mesa) and was the 2003 Tempe Regional Most Outstanding player. The junior All-American shortstop hit .364 (4-for-11) in the regional with two runs scored and a stolen base. He end the year second in the Pac-10 in hitting at .393 (96-for-244) and is seventh in ASU's record books with a .384 career batting average. Pedroia was selected in the second round of the 2004 MLB Amateur Draft by the Boston Red Sox.
NCAA REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMC - Kurt Suzuki, Cal State Fullerton1B - P.J. Pilittere, Cal State Fullerton2B - David Uribes, PepperdineSS - Dustin Pedroia, Arizona State3B - Nick Kliebert, PepperdineOF - Travis Buck, Arizona StateOF - Cory Brightwell, PepperdineOF - Danny Dorn, Cal State FullertonDH - Felipe Garcia, Cal State FullertonP - Jason Windsor, Cal State Fullerton (Most Outstanding Player)P - Mike Martinez, Cal State Fullerton