Lowrie, Mayberry, Jr. And Romanczuk Earn Spots On 2004 Team USA Roster
June 27, 2004
Durham, N.C. - Jed Lowrie, John Mayberry, Jr. and Mark Romanczuk have earned spots on the 2004 USA Baseball National Team roster. All three players made the cut after being part of a 36-player group that participated in the 2004 USA Baseball National Team Trials from June 20-26 in Durham. Romanczuk also played for the team in 2003 when he was 5-0 with an 0.75 ERA for the Americans, while Lowrie and Mayberry are both on the roster for the first time.
Stanford has produced more players (24) for Team USA than any other collegiate program in the nation.
All three players participated for the Americans when Team USA began its 2004 schedule with a four-game sweep of Canada at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park from June 23-26. Lowrie was 3-for-7 (.429) with a homer, two RBI and a stolen base. Mayberry was 3-for-10 (.300) with an RBI, while Romanczuk picked up one of the team's four victories in 3.0 innings of work without allowing an earned run as the team's starter in a 13-4 USA victory on June 25.
Lowrie is coming off a collegiate season in which he was a unanimous All-American, Pac-10 Player of the Year an NCAA All-Regional choice. He led Stanford in nearly every offensive category in 2004, 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.
Romanczuk earned Third Team All-American honors from Louisville Slugger and was an All-Pac-10 choice in 2004, finishing the season with an 11-3 record and a 4.31 ERA (#10 Pac-10). He led the team in wins (#2T Pac-10), strikeouts (94, #6T Pac-10) and innings pitched (108.2, #5 Pac-10), and was also the team's co-leader with 17 starts (#4T Pac-10).
Mayberry earned All-Pac-10 honors for the first time in his career in 2004. He ranked tied for second on the team in both homers (16, #2T Pac-10) and RBI (62, #3T Pac-10), as well as second in stolen bases (9) and third in slugging percentage (.625, #3 Pac-10). He also led the team and the Pac-10 with 520 putouts and had a .995 fielding percentage.
For complete coverage on the 2004 USA Baseball National Team this summer, access the USA Baseball website.