Two Trojans Named To Baseball America Summer All-America Team
Aug. 31, 2004
LOS ANGELES -- Two members of the USC baseball team were named to the 2004 Baseball America Summer All-America team.Zack Calter, a junior transfer from Pasadena City College, earned first team honors as a utility/pitcher for Berkshire of the New England Collegiate Baseball League. Kalter batted .353 (42-for-119) with five home runs, 21 RBI and 15 stolen bases while going 1-1 on the mound with a 1.47 ERA. He made seven starts, allowing 35 hits in 43 innings with 12 walks and 34 strikeouts.Kalter was also rated by Baseball America as the No. 2 prospect from the NECBL.Sophomore catcher Jeff Clement earned second team honors after his second straight stint with the U.S. National Team. Clement batted .275 (19-for-69) with three home runs and 16 RBI. He hit the game-winning grand slam home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the 2004 USA Baseball National Team a 5-2 come-from-behind victory over host Chinese Taipei in the semifinal game of the FISU II World University Baseball Championship on July 31 in Taiwan.Clement, who will be a draft eligible junior next year, has been ranked by Baseball America as the No. 2 overall collegiate prospect.USC will open the 2005 season on Tuesday (Feb. 8) against San Diego State at 6 p.m. at Dedeaux Field.