UCLA Duo Heads Louisville Slugger Teams…
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has announced its 2011 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American teams. UCLA pitchers Gerrit Cole and Trevor Bauer are the only teammates to be named first team All-Americans. The duo helped leads the Bruins to a runner-up finish at the 2010 College World Series. Bauer was 12-3 with a 3.03 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 2010, while Gerrit was 11-4 with a 3.37 ERA and 153 Ks.
Other first team pitchers are Matt Purke-TCU (16-0, 3.02 ERA), Taylor Jungmann-Texas (8-3, 2.03 ERA), Danny Hultzen-Virginia (11-1, 2.78 ERA), Noe Ramirez-Cal State Fullerton (12-1, 2.54 ERA), and John Stilson-Texas A&M (9-1, 10 SV, 0.80 ERA).
First team position players are C-Peter O’Brien-Bethune-Cookman (.386-20 HR), 1B-Paul Hoilman-East Tennessee State (25 HR, .421), 2B-Zack MacPhee-Arizona St. (.389, 20 SB), 3B-Anthony Rendon-Rice.394, 26 HR), SS-B.A. Vollmuth-Southern Mississippi (.386, 20 HR), OF-Jackie Bradley, Jr.-South Carolina (.368, 13 HR), OF-Alex Dickerson-Indiana (.419, 24 HR), OF-George Springer-Connecticut (.337, 18 HR, 33 SB), DH-Garrett Wittels-Florida International (.413, 56-game hitting streak), UT-Mike McGee-Florida State (.328, 17 HR).
Purke is projected by Collegiate Baseball as the National Player of the Year.
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