DALLAS (NCBWA) – The National Collegiate Baseball Writers
Association announced its 15th annual 2005 All-America Division
I baseball teams Tuesday.
The four finalists for the Xanthus
Dick Howser Trophy, which will be presented live on CSTV Friday,
June 17, at 10 a.m. (CDT) from Omaha, lead a prolific first team
as several standouts in the NCAA World Series at Omaha from June
18-27/28 are on one of the trio of honor units.
Pitchers Lance Broadway (15-1, 1.62 ERA, Conference USA Pitcher
of the Year) of TCU and Cesar Carrillo (13-3, 127 strikeouts) of
Miami (Fla.) are two of the four Xanthus Howser Trophy finalists
on the first unit along with Nebraska 3B Alex Gordon (.380-19 HR-64
RBI) and Florida State OF Shane Robinson (.427 average, nation-leading
Tennessee ace Luke Hochevar (15-2, 2.09 ERA) enters the NCAA
World Series tied with TCU's Broadway for most strikeouts in Division
I baseball with 151 on the first team while Southern California's
Ian Kennedy brings a 11-2 overall record and 2.44 ERA into his first
appearance in the CWS. Kennedy averages 12.6 strikeouts for every
nine innings he has tossed with 134 whiffs in 103 IP pre-Omaha.
The top relief pitchers are just as impressive with NCAA saves'
leader Steve Kleen (17, also a .350-hitting 1B-DH with eight homers
and 58 RBI) of Pepperdine joining NCBWA Stopper of the Year awardee
J. Brent Cox of Texas and Erik Morrison of Ball State with a total
of 46 saves among that trio. The multi-talented crew salvaged critical
wins through NCAA or conference tournament play.
Hitting for both average and power in most cases, the first team
also boasts the nation's top batters, some outstanding base stealers
and sound defensive student-athletes.
In addition to Gordon at third base, Georgia Tech SS Tyler Greene,
Alcorn State 2B Corey Wimberley (42 stolen bases in 44 games) and
World Series-bound 1B Matt LaPorta (24 HR) of Florida highlight
the all-star infield, with Southern Miss C Brad Willcutt (16 homers,
82 RBI) behind the plate. Utility athlete Mike Costanzo of Coastal
Carolina blasted 16 home runs with 67 RBI while going 8-1 with 14
saves as a pitcher.
The NCBWA All-America outfield features two of the Southeastern
Conference's top hitters in LSU's Ryan Patterson (.369-20 HR-56
RBI) and Ole Miss' Brian Pettway (.387-21 HR-66 RBI) as well as
Pacific-10 Conference All-America Jacoby Ellsbury (a .410-plus batsman
throughout the 2005 season).
The second unit has five starting pitchers with a combined 57
wins, three relief standouts with 36 total saves, two relievers
with earned run averages under 0.50 (Long Beach State's Neil Jamison
at 0.00 in 29 2/3 innings and Southern Miss' Daniel Best at 0.46),
pitchers-utility athletes with a combined 19-4 mound mark.
National home run (gross total with Clemson's Kris Harvey at
25 each) co-leader Adam Tucker of Birmingham-Southern at first base
and outfielders Nolan Reimold (20 homers) of Bowling Green and Daniel
Carte (19 HR, 74 RBI) of Winthrop lead a star-studded second team.
Sluggers Harvey (25 homers) pf Clemson, 1B Adam Carr (22 HR)
of Oklahoma State and 3B Brandon Taylor (20 HR) of Brigham Young
headline the representative third team. Relief ace Scott Reese (12-0)
of Creighton and Big 12 Freshman Pitcher of the Year Johnny Dorn
(12-1) of Nebraska are third team hurlers with some of the nation's
2005 NCBWA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICA TEAM
||J. Brent Cox
||Bay City, Texas
Second Team: 1B Adam Tucker, Birmingham-Southern,
Jr.; 2B Chris Campbell, College Of Charleston, So.;
3B Ryan Braun, Miami (Fla.), Jr.; SS Seth Johnston,
Texas, Sr.; C Caleb Moore, East Tennessee State,
Sr.; OF Gabe Scott, Alabama, Jr.; OF Trevor Crowe,
Arizona, Jr.; OF Travis Buck, Arizona State, Jr.;
OF Nolan Reimold, Bowling Green, Jr.; OF Daniel
Carte, Winthrop, Jr.; DH/ATH Stephen Head, Ole Miss,
Jr.; DH/ATH Brian Bogusevic, Tulane, Jr.; SP Ricky
Romero, Cal State Fullerton, Jr.; SP Cesar Ramos,
Long Beach State, Jr.; SP Kevin Slowey, Winthrop,
Jr.; SP Dallas Buck, Oregon State, So.; SP Nick
Hill, Army, So.; RP Daniel Best, Southern Miss,
Jr.; RP Neil Jamison, Long Beach State, Sr. RP Craig
Hansen, St. John's, Jr.
Third Team: 1B Jordan Brown, Arizona, Jr.;
1B Adam Carr, Oklahoma State, Jr.; 2B Scott Sizemore,
VCU, So.; 2B Jed Lowrie, Stanford, Jr.; 3B Brandon
Taylor, BYU, Jr.; 3B Ryan Zimmerman, Virginia, Jr.;
SS Cameron Blair, Texas Tech, Sr.; SS Mitch Hilligoss,
Purdue, So.; C Jeff Clement, USC, Jr.; OF Matt Kutler.
Brown, Sr.; OF Jeff Corsaletti, Florida, Sr.; OF
Sergio Pedroza, Cal State Fullerton, Jr.; OF James
Boone, Missouri, Jr.; OF Eli Iorg, Tennessee, Jr.;
DH/ATH Kris Harvey, Clemson, Jr.; DH/ATH Joe Savery,
Rice, Fr.; SP Mike Wlodarczyk, Boston College, Sr.;
SP Matt Green, Louisiana-Monroe, Jr.; SP Max Scherzer,
Missouri, So.; SP Johnny Dorn, Nebraska, Fr.; SP
Brent Adcock, Troy, Sr.; RP Scott Reese, Creighton,
So.; RP Tyler Chambliss, Florida State, So.; RP
Blake Owen, Belmont, Jr.
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