Manzardo Named to ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First Team
GREENSBORO, N.C. (June 16, 2021) – Washington State first baseman Kyle Manzardo was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-West Region First Team by the American Baseball Coaches Association Wednesday.
Manzardo, who was named to the All-America First Team by Collegiate Baseball earlier this month, is the first Cougar to earn All-Region first-team honors since first baseman Taylor Ard in 2012.
Manzardo finished the regular season fourth in the Pac-12 Conference in hitting (.365), third in slugging (.640), second in RBI (60), tied for third in doubles (19), tied for ninth in home runs (11) and fourth in total bases (126). The junior from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho became the first Coug to record 60 RBI since Jim Murphy had 61 in 2008, led WSU with 24 multiple-hit games including seven 3-hit games, and also led the team with 17 multiple-RBI games including three 5-RBI performances. In conference play, Manzardo hit .325, led the Pac-12 with 13 doubles and tied for seventh in RBI (26) and also earned Pac-12 Player of the Week following the series against UCLA.
Manzardo, who earned All-Pac-12 honors, was WSU's first All-American first-team selection since pitcher Aaron Sele in 1990 and was the first position player to earn All-American first-team honors since John Olerud in 1988. Manzardo is just the second Cougar to be a two-time All-American, joining Phil Westerndorf (1975, 1977) after earning third-team honors in 2020.