Four Baseball Players Named 2011 NCBWA Preseason All-Americans

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four Pac-10 baseball players have been named to the 2011 Pro-Line Athletic National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason All-America teams, the NCBWA announced Wednesday. ARIZONA STATE junior second baseman Zack MacPhee and UCLA junior starting pitcher Gerrit Cole were named to the first team, while ARIZONA junior catcher Jett Bandy and OREGON junior starting pitcher Tyler Anderson were second team selections.

MacPhee, the 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year, was a unanimous first team All-American last season. MacPhee led the Conference in runs scored (67) and triples (14). He ranked second in on-base percentage (.486), slugging percentage (.664), batting average (.389) and total bases (152). MacPhee was a 2010 Golden Spikes Award semifinalist.

Cole ranked near the top of multiple pitching categories in the Conference, including second in strikeouts (153) and innings pitched (123.0), third in wins (11) and fourth in opponent batting average (.205). He finished ninth in the Pac-10 with a 3.37 ERA.

Bandy started all 58 games for the Wildcats last season, including 51 behind the plate. Bandy finished second in the Conference in doubles (23), sixth in batting average (.354), seventh in total bases (120) and runs scored (53) and eighth in hits (79).

Anderson finished the 2010 campaign with a 7-5 record on the mound and a 2.98 ERA, good for fifth in the Pac-10. He was sixth among Conference pitchers with 105 strikeouts and a .219 opposing batting average. Anderson's 7.36 hits per nine innings ranked 34th in the country.

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