2004 Stanford Baseball All-American Wrap
June 25, 2004
Stanford, Calif. - Jed Lowrie (Salem, OR/North Salem HS) earned unanimous All-American honors by earning recognition among the nation's best collegiate baseball players in 2004 by six different organizations. Lowrie was named a First Team All-American by Baseball America, Louisville Slugger and Sports Weekly. He also earned the American Baseball Coaches Association and College Baseball Insider.com, while taking a spot on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association Third Team.
Danny Putnam (Escondido, CA/Rancho Bernardo HS) and Mark Romanczuk (Newark, DE/St. Mark's HS) were the other players from Stanford to earn All-American recognition in 2004. Putnam was selected on Baseball America's First Team and the ABCA's Second Team, while earning honorable mention honors from CBI.com. Romanczuk was a Third Team choice by Louisville Slugger.
Lowrie, who was also named the 2004 Pac-10 Player of the Year and was a member of the 2004 NCAA All-Regional squad, led the Cardinal in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.399, #1 Pac-10), homers (17, #1 Pac-10), RBI (68, #1T Pac-10), runs scored (72, #2 Pac-10), doubles (19, #3 Pac-10), triples (4, #6T Pac-10, shared team lead), total bases (171, #1 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.734, #1 Pac-10), on-base percentage (.505), bases on balls (50, #1 Pac-10), sacrifice flies (5, co-team leader, #4T Pac-10) and multiple RBI games (19). He also ranked second on the team with 93 hits (#3 Pac-10) and 27 multiple-hit contests, while stealing six bases. Defensively, he made just 10 errors in his 282 defensive chances for a .965 fielding percentage while starting all 60 games at either second base (52) or shortstop (8). He also led the team and ranked fifth in assists with 180.
Putnam led the team in hits (94, #2 Pac-10) and multiple-hit games (31), while sharing the team-lead in hit-by-pitches (4, #6T Pac-10) and at bats (249, #3T Pac-10). He also ranked second on the team in batting average (.378, #3 Pac-10), home runs (16, #2 Pac-10), slugging percentage (.643, #2 Pac-10), total bases (160, #2 Pac-10) and on-base percentage (.454, #9 Pac-10), as well tied for second in RBI (62, #3T Pac-10).
Romanczuk finished the season with an 11-3 record and a 4.31 ERA (#10 Pac-10), while leading the team in wins (#2T Pac-10), strikeouts (94, #6T Pac-10) in 108.2 innings (#5 Pac-10). He was also the team's co-leader with 17 starts (#4T Pac-10)
Putnam signed a minor league baseball contract with the Oakland A's organization this past Tuesday (June 22), while Lowrie and Romanczuk are both currently attending the 2004 USA Baseball National Team Trials in Durham, North Carolina. The final roster for the 2004 USA Baseball National Team will be selected following the end of the Trials on June 26 when the team concludes a four-game series versus Canada in Durham, North Carolina.
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