Even in a year when new bat standards resulted in diminished offense and stronger pitching numbers across the country, Bauer stood out for his mind-boggling strikeout numbers and remarkable consistency. No college pitcher was as utterly dominant as UCLA’s junior righthander, who led the nation with 10 complete games (nine consecutive) and a Pac-10-record 203 strikeouts—52 more than second-place Danny Hultzen. Through super regionals, Bauer also ranked second in the nation in wins and third in ERA. His dominance and talent made him the No. 3 overall pick by the Diamondbacks. Continue reading
FROM NCBWA RELEASE
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – After two rounds of voting by the organization, 56 baseball student-athletes comprise the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s 16th Annual All-America first, second and third teams, as announced on Wednesday.
Nineteen different conferences are represented, one independent and 10 conference championships teams. The three All-America squads are also made up of 12 conference players of the year, seven conference pitchers of the year winners and 10 first-round draft picks in the recent Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Continue reading