UCLA Baseball's Trevor Bauer Earns NCBWA Preseason All-America Honors
Dec. 16, 2009
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - UCLA sophomore right-hander Trevor Bauer has secured third-team preseason All-America honors from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), as announced Wednesday.
Bauer led UCLA with nine wins as a freshman in 2009, going 9-3 with a team-best 2.99 ERA and 105.1 innings. The right-hander from Valencia, Calif., registered 92 strikeouts and 27 walks, compiling a .225 opponent batting average after having graduated one semester early from Hart High School.
Bauer was named the National Freshman Pitcher of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and the Pac-10 Conference's Freshman of the Year following his strong rookie campaign. In addition, he was named a Freshman All-America selection by Baseball America, the NCBWA, Rivals.com/Yahoo! Sports and Ping!Baseball. Bauer was one of three freshmen, along with classmate Gerrit Cole, to earn All-Pac-10 team honors in 2009.
In Pac-10 contests, Bauer went 7-0 with a 2.98 ERA and a team-leading four complete games. He struck out 54 batters and issued 14 walks in conference action. 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 average. Bauer twice earned Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors as a freshman.
Bauer ranked third among Pac-10 pitchers in innings pitched (105.1), tied for fourth in wins (9), seventh in ERA (2.99), eighth in strikeouts (92) and ninth in opponent batting average (.225). In addition, he tied the UCLA record for most wins by a freshman pitcher (Pete Janicki, nine wins in 1990).
Bauer pitched for the USA Baseball National Team (Collegiate) during the summer of 2009. The right-hander totaled 24 strikeouts in 17.1 innings, going 1-1 with a 4.67 ERA in five games (three starts).