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Pedroia Named Second-Team Freshman All-American
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Release: 06/18/2002
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June 18, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State shortstop Dustin Pedroia was named to the annual Baseball America Freshman All-America team as a second-team selection Tuesday when the team was announced from the publications headquarters in Durham, N.C.

Pedroia, a freshman from Woodland, Calif., was the only Sun Devil to start and play in all 58 games for the Sun Devils in 2002, helping lead ASU to a 37-21 record and a third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Pedroia set an ASU freshman record with 82 hits in his rookie campaign, capping his phenomenal year with a 10-for-20 (.500) performance in the NCAA Regional in Mesa, Ariz.

In addition to finishing fourth on the team with his .347 batting average, Pedroia was the anchor of a very solid infield. Starting at three different positions (2B/3B/SS), Pedroia made only four errors in 223 total chances (.982 FLD%). He recorded at least one hit in 46 of his 58 games and led the team with 27 multi-hit games.

He is currently in Tucson, Ariz., trying out of the Team USA National team with teammate Ryan Schroyer. The 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team selection was also named a first-team freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Florida State shortstop Stephen Drew, the brother of St. Louis Cardinal star J.D. Drew, was named Baseball America's Freshman of the year.

First Team All-America

Pos.

Player, School

AVG

HR

RBI

SB

C

Devin Ivany, South Florida

.322

10

56

8

1B

Vince Sinisi, Rice

.432

11

80

11

2B

Eric Patterson, Georgia Tech

.351

3

39

39

3B

J.D. Reininger, Texas

.330

12

47

3

SS

Stephen Drew, Florida State

.402

16

54

13

OF

Jeff Frazier, Rutgers

.356

13

54

4

OF

Darryl Lawhorn, East Carolina

.416

19

68

15

OF

Jeremy Slayden, Georgia Tech

.344

17

63

4

DH

Joey Metropoulos, So. California

.358

13

63

1

UT

Wes Whisler, UCLA

.328

18

46

2

W-L

ERA

IP

SO

SP

Matt Durkin, San Jose State

11-3

2.75

98

85

SP

Phil Humber, Rice

11-1

2.67

108

128

SP

Chris Lambert, Boston College

9-3

2.76

78

87

SP

Justin Verlander, Old Dominion

7-6

1.90

114

137

RP

Huston Street, Texas (10 SV)

4-1

0.89

41

44

UT

Wes Whisler, UCLA

5-2

4.06

84

59

Second Team All-America

Pos.

Player, School

AVG

HR

RBI

SB

C

Chris Iannetta, North Carolina

.333

9

34

1

1B

Kyle Larsen, Washington

.363

5

36

4

2B

J.C. Holt, Louisiana State

.349

3

23

10

3B

Jeff Baisley, South Florida

.358

3

63

6

SS

Dustin Pedroia, Arizona State

.347

1

45

5

OF

Dee Brown, Central Florida

.397

3

56

8

OF

Jake McClintock, San Diego State

.374

8

58

1

OF

Seth Smith, Mississippi

.402

4

52

5

DH

Matt Wilkerson, UC Santa Barbara

.311

16

49

7

UT

Tim Layden, Duke

.282

3

36

1

W-L

ERA

IP

SO

SP

Derek DeCarlo, Fla. International

11-0

3.53

94

92

SP

Ryan Gehring, Illinois-Chicago

9-1

2.80

87

71

SP

Grant Johnson, Notre Dame

9-4

3.29

96

84

SP

Scott Lewis, Ohio State

8-2

2.84

92

91

RP

Taylor Tankersley, Alabama (7 SV)

8-5

2.62

69

65

UT

Tim Layden, Duke

4-8

5.62

74

55

Statistics heading into College World Series.

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