UCLA's Trevor Bauer Captures NCBWA Freshman All-America Honors

June 8, 2009

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - Right-hander Trevor Bauer of the UCLA baseball team has earned National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Freshman All-America first-team honors, as announced Monday by the NCBWA.

The right-hander from Valencia, Calif., has already captured Collegiate Basebal Newspaper's National Freshman Pitcher of the Year honors, as announced by the national publication on June 3. Bauer was named the Pac-10 Conference's Freshman of the Year on May 27.

Bauer joins Sean Gilmartin (Florida State), Taylor Jungmann (Texas) and Tyler Pill (Cal State Fullerton) as one of four starting pitchers to earn NCBWA Freshman All-America first-team honors. Bauer led each of the four first-team starting pitcher selections in strikeouts (92) and innings pitched (105.1).

Bauer led UCLA's pitching staff in 2009 with a 9-3 record and 2.99 ERA, tossing a team-high 105.1 innings. The former standout at Hart High School (Newhall, Calif.) compiled 92 strikeouts and 27 walks and notched two saves for the Bruins.

In Pac-10 games, Bauer went 7-0 with a 2.98 ERA, totaling 54 strikeouts and 14 walks, and hurled a team-leading four complete games. As a starting pitcher, he went 7-0 with a 3.16 ERA, recording 67 strikeouts and 19 walks while limiting the opposition to a .217 batting average. He twice earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors.

Bauer becomes the first pitcher in school history to earn NCBWA Freshman All-America honors. He enrolled at UCLA in January 2009 (winter quarter) after having graduated one semester early, in December 2008, from Hart High School.

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