Five Pac-10 Baseball Players Named to Baseball America's All-American Team

June 16, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The 2010 Baseball America’s All-American Teams were announced today and five Pac-10 players were named to the team, including ARIZONA STATE SO 2B Zack MacPhee and JR RHP Seth Blair to the first team, while UCLA SO RHP Trevor Bauer and USC SO 1B Ricky Oropesa earned second teams honors and UCLA SO RHP Gerrit Cole was a third team selection. 

MacPhee, the Pac-10 Player of the Year, led the Conference in three offensive categories, including on-base percentage (.490), runs scored (62) and triples (14). He ranked second in slugging percentage (.686), third in batting average (.381), RBI (59) and total bases (133) and seventh in hits (74). A 2010 Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, MacPhee’s 14 triples set a new school record, previously held by 2010 College Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Alan Bannister who hit 13 triples in 1971.

Blair, the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year, led the Confernce with 11 wins, a mark that ranks third in the nation. He boasted a 3.20 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 90.0 innings of work. His marks in ERA and strikeouts ranked eighth in the Pac-10, respectively. In league play, the righty posted a 7-0 record with a 3.51 ERA and 54 strikeouts in 59.0 innings on the mound.

Bauer, a 2010 Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, led the Bruins to their first appearance in the NCAA Men’s College World Series since 1997. The righty leads the Pac-10 with 141 strikeouts and 116.1 innings pitched. Bauer is a part of the pitching staff which tops in the Conference in ERA (2.97), strikeouts (639) and opponent batting average (.218). The 639 strikeouts is a program and Pac-10 record.

Oropesa finished the 2010 regular season as the league leaders in slugging percentage (.711), home runs (20) and total bases (167). Oropesa became the first Trojan player since Geoff Jenkins who hit 23 long balls in 1995 to lead the Pac-10 in home runs. Only a sophomore, Oropesa already ranks in the top 10 for career home runs at USC.

UCLA’s Cole ranked near the top of multiple pitching categories in the Conference, including second in strikeouts (138), fourth in innings pitched (108.0), opponent batting average (.195) and wins (10) and seventh in ERA (3.25). 

ASU and UCLA are in the hunt for the 2010 National Championship, advancing to the NCAA Men’s College World Series this weekend. The Bruins open up on Saturday, June 19, when they play No. 3 Florida at 6 p.m. CT. The game will be televised live on ESPN HD. The Sun Devils begin their quest for their first title since 1981 when they play Clemson on Sunday, June 20, at 6 p.m. CT. The game will be televised live on ESPN2 HD. Both games of the double elimination tournament will be played at the legendary Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Neb.

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