UCLA's Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole Earn Baseball America All-America Honors
June 17, 2010
DURHAM, N.C. - UCLA sophomore right-handed pitchers Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole have earned All-America honors from Baseball America, as announced by the national publication on Wednesday. Bauer has been named a second-team selection, while Cole has earned third-team honors.
This marks the first season since 1998 in which two or more Bruins have secured All-America honors from Baseball America. In 1998, eventual major leaguers Eric Valent (first team) and Garret Atkins (third team) earned All-America accolades from Baseball America.
Bauer and Cole both secured second-team All-America honors from Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball two weeks ago, after having been named All-Pac-10 Team selections for the second consecutive season.
Both pitchers have helped lead the UCLA baseball team to its first College World Series appearance since 1997 and the program's third overall trip to the College World Series (also advanced in 1969).
Bauer has gone 10-3 with a 3.02 ERA in 16 starts, leading the Pac-10 Conference in strikeouts (141) and innings pitched (116.1). Bauer has moved into third place on the Bruins' single-season strikeouts list, behind Pete Janicki's 150-strikeout total from 1992 and Alex Sanchez's 142 strikeouts from 1986.
Cole has posted a 10-3 record with a 3.25 ERA in 17 starts, ranking second in the Pac-10 with 138 strikeouts and fourth in the conference in both innings pitched (108.0) and opposing batting average (.195). Cole's 138 strikeout-total ranks fourth on the Bruins' single-season list.
Bauer, who was named a first-team freshman All-America selection by Baseball America in 2009, has registered 10 or more strikeouts in six of his 16 starts, recording a career-high 15 strikeouts in UCLA's 5-2 win over Mississippi State at the Whataburger College Classic (March 13). Bauer earned Most Valuable Player honors at the 2010 NCAA Los Angeles Regional, earning the victory in UCLA's 6-3 win over defending national champion LSU.
Cole has allowed five hits or fewer in 12 of his 17 starts this season and logged a career-high 15 strikeouts in an 11-3 win at Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the Whataburger College Classic (March 12). Cole was named to the 2010 NCAA Los Angeles Regional All-Tournament Team.