Pedroia Named First-Team All-American by NCBWA

June 15, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. (www.TheSunDevils.com) -- Arizona State junior shortstop Dustin Pedroia has been named a first-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) for the second year in a row.

Pedroia (Woodland, Calif.) hit .393 (96-for-244) with 78 runs scored, 24 doubles, nine home runs and 49 RBI in 2004. He was named a first-team All-American by Sports Weekly/USA Today and a second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball. The second-round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox also became only the fourth player in ASU history to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors three straight years.

Pedroia ended his career ranked seventh with a career .384 (298-for-777) batting average and was fourth with 298 hits and 71 doubles. He also cracked the career top 10 in total bases (423), runs (212) and at-bats (777).

2004 Awards and Honors:

* Golden Spikes Award Finalist.* Second-round draft choice of the Boston Red Sox (65th overall).* First-Team All-Pac-10.* Dick Howser Award Semifinalist.* Sports Weekly/USA Today First-Team All-American.* NCBWA First-Team All-American.* Collegiate Baseball Second-Team All-American.* Fullerton NCAA Regional All-Tournament team.* Pac-10 Player of the Week (Feb. 24)* No. 53 prospect for 2004 draft (Baseball America).* Midseason All-American/top junior (Baseball America).* Preseason Pac-10 Player of the Year (Baseball America).* First-Team Preseason All-American (Collegiate Baseball/NCBWA).* Surprise Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament Team.

Pedroia's Career Stats:

Year       Avg  GP-GS    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%2002....  .347  58-58   236   51   82  13   2   1   45  102  .432  24   5  19   5  .417   1   1   5-9     56 163   4  .9822003....  .404  68-68   297   83  120  34   3   4   52  172  .579  36   6  13   9  .472   4   3   3-7    100 211   8  .9752004....  .393  59-59   244   78   96  24   1   9   49  149  .611  48   7  15   9  .502   2   1   9-14    85 181  11  .960TOTAL...  .384 185-185  777  212  298  71   6  14  146  423  .544 108  18  47  23  .466   7   5  17-30   241 555  23  .972

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