June 9, 1999
OMAHA, Neb. – The cream of college baseball’s
standout players, including the five finalists for
the prestigious NCBWA/Dick Howser Trophy, dot the 1999
National Collegiate Baseball Writers All-America teams,
the annual NCBWA Super Team listings, released Thursday
in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the NCAA
World Series in this city.
First team pitchers with a combined record of
107-22 prior to the College World Series join an array
of hitters with credentials bordering on magnificent
proportions. Florida Atlantic hurler Todd Moser sports
a 15-1 record and 2.34
ERA to go along with 130 strikeouts in 104 innings pitched.
CWS participants Casey Fossum (11-6, 151 whiffs in 123
innings) of Texas A&M, Rice’s Mario Ramos (13-2, 142 K’s
in 148 IP and a 2.42 ERA) are on the first unit along with
Florida State’s Nick Stocks (11-2, 3.15 ERA).
Besides Ramos, other Howser Trophy finalists on the
1999 dream team in the World Series are Florida State’s
Marshall McDougall (six homers and 16 RBI in one game against
Maryland to highlight his Atlantic Coast Conference Triple
Crown drive with a .429 average, 25 home runs and 96 RBI
entering the World Series), Alabama SS Andy Phillips
(.398, 21 HR, 64 RBI–all team leading totals), and
Cal State Fullerton OF Spencer Oborn (the Big West Conference
Player of the Year with 14 HR, 79 RBI, a .398 average,
and 21 stolen bases).
Baylor’s DH-P-UT All-America Jason Jennings
already has racked up Player of the Year laurels from
COLLEGIATE BASEBALL and BASEBALL AMERICA, and the first
round draft choice of the Colorado Rockies finished his
season with a 13-2 pitching record, .385 batting average,
17 homers, 66 RBI, 172 strikeouts in 147 IP. He was consensus
1999 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year.
Among other luminaries on the first unit are GTE
CoSIDA Academic All-America Baseball Player of the Year
Hunter Bledsoe of Vanderbilt with a school-record 95 hits
and .459 average, also the SEC Player of the Year, repeat
first team catcher Josh Bard (.365-13 HR-90 RBI) of Texas Tech,
two-time WAC Player of the Year and TCU football-baseball
standout Royce Huffman (.422-15 HR-64 RBI), Nebraska
1B Ken Harvey (.478-23 HR-86 RBI, NCAA batting leader
throughout ’99), and Texas A&M OF Daylan Holt (Big 12-record
34 home runs in ’99 with 105 RBI).
Holt and fellow first team outfielders Lamont
Matthews (30 HR, 105 RBI) of Oklahoma State and Matt Cepicky
of Southwest Missouti State (30 HR, 100 RBI) are the top
three RBI men nationally. Matthews and Holt continue their
battle for the NCAA’s RBI crown at the World Series.
San Francisco UT/ATH Taggert Bozied (.412-30 HR-82 RBI)
also is alongside that home-run slugging trio while
Richmond UT/ATH Mike Dwyer (10-4 pitching record,
.407-20 HR-74 RBI) has equally-impressive numbers.
Any number of first teamers could have joined
the five finalists for the NCBWA/Dick Howser Trophy,
which will be presented at a 9:30 a.m. (CDT) Saturday
national news conference at the NCAA media headquarters here.
The All-America announcement completes an extensive
voting process nationwide. The balloting began with nominations
from over 200 NCAA Division I schools in March and resultant
voting by members of the NCBWA with four elimination ballots.
Simultaneous balloting occurred for the NCBWA/Dick Howser
Trophy, which is being voted upon by NCBWA members for the
first time in 1999 and which is presented by the Dick Howser
Trophy Committee, an affiliate of the St. Petersburg (Fla.)
Area Chamber of Commerce. Howser Trophy officials
David Feaster and Paul Bailey will be on hand Saturday for
the formal presentation.
There are 23 schools and 12 different conferences
represented in the 32-man top ledger. Team members receive
certificates from the National Collegiate Baseball
Attached are honor team rosters and statistics
before the NCAA World Series.
1999 NCBWA Super Team
SCHOOL CL. W-L ERA G IP H BB SO SV Ben Sheets NE Louisiana Jr 14-1 2.77 19 110 92 30 153 2 Barry Zito USC Jr 12-3 3.28 17 113 93 58 154 -- Todd Moser Fla. Atlantic Sr 15-1 2.34 19 104 96 37 130 -- Jason Young Stanford So 11-3 3.14 19 138 110 48 136 -- Casey Fossum Texas A&M Jr 11-6 3.35 18 123 107 42 151 -- Nick Stocks Florida State So 11-2 3.15 17 109 88 38 123 -- Mario Ramos Rice Jr 13-2 2.42 23 148 115 44 142 2 Phil Devey SW Louisiana Jr 10-1 2.95 19 125 89 56 161 -- Mike Gallo Long Beach St. Sr 10-3 2.45 17 118 115 28 92 --
POS. PLAYER SCHOOL CL. AVG AB R H RBI HR SB C Casey Dunn Auburn Sr .383 243 66 93 79 15 1 C Josh Bard Texas Tech Jr .365 219 48 80 90 13 5 C Eric Munson USC Jr .346 153 45 53 41 15 5 1B Ken Harvey Nebraska Sr .478 224 77 107 86 23 13 1B Ben Broussard McNeese St. Sr .427 211 74 90 91 27 10 1B John Palmieri Wake Forest Sr .423 265 81 112 93 18 16 2B Marshal McDougall Fla. State Jr .429 266 97 114 96 25 17 2B Kevin Hooper Wichita State Jr .402 214 72 86 36 4 26 SS Damon Thames Rice Sr .380 292 80 111 65 9 14 SS Andy Phillips Alabama Sr .395 243 68 96 66 22 11 SS Bobby Hill Miami Jr .385 192 71 74 26 9 50 3B Royce Huffman TCU Sr .422 223 75 94 64 15 6 3B Xavier Nady California So .374 227 56 85 62 23 5 OF Matt Diaz Florida State So .388 263 72 102 81 16 9 OF Spencer Oborn CSUF Jr .398 241 67 96 79 14 21 OF Keith Reed Providence Jr .405 257 71 104 74 17 14 OF Daylan Holt Texas A&M So .342 275 78 94 105 34 7 OF Lamont Matthews Oklahoma St. Jr .401 232 87 93 105 30 10 OF Matt Cepicky SW Missouri St. Jr .406 207 84 84 90 27 6 UT/ATH Jason Jennings Baylor Jr .385 208 48 80 66 17 1 UT/ATH Hunter Bledsoe Vanderbilt Jr .459 207 61 95 51 10 31 UT/ATH Mike Dwyer Richmond Sr .407 209 71 85 74 20 5 UT/ATH Taggert Bozied San Fran. So .412 204 71 84 82 30 7
PITCHING STATISTICS FOR DH/UT/ATHLETES
Jason Jennings Baylor Jr. 13-2 2.58 21 147 93 47 172 1 Mike Dwyer Richmond Sr. 10-4 3.00 16 90 74 28 80 --
1999 NCBWA Super Team
SECOND TEAM THIRD TEAM P Alex Santos, Miami P Chuck Crowder, Georgia Tech P Shane Wright, Texas Tech P Jon McDonald, Florida State P Justin Fry, Ohio State P David Gil, Miami P Jimmy Journell, Illinois P Greg Montalbano, Northeastrn P Marc DesRoches, Providence P Chris Chavez, Florida State P Kyle Crowell, Houston P Marc Bluma, Wichita State P Mike MacDougal, Wake Forest P Manny Torres, Alabama P Edwin Franco, Florida Int'l P Kenny Baugh, Rice P Brent Schoenning, Auburn P Chris Russ, Texas A&M P Jay Gehrke, Pepperdine P Jeff Heaverlo, Washington P Michael Neu, Miami P Matt Smith, Oklahoma State P Charlie Isaacson, Arkansas P Jay Adams, Pepperdine
C Kevin Schnall, C. Carolina C John Wilson, Kentucky C Brad Cresse, LSU C Dominic Woody, Washington C Chad Sutter, Tulane C Shawn Schumacher, Texas A&M
1B Robb Quinlan, Minnesota 1B J. P. Woodward, Houston 1B Cliff Wren, Mississippi St. 1B Pete Zoccolillo, Rutgers 1B Casey Bookout, Oklahoma 1B Jeff Leaumont, LSU 1B Pat Magness, Wichita State 1B Curt Fiore, Loyola Marymount
2B Kurt Bultman, Clemson 2B James Jurries, Tulane 2B Chad Ehrnsberger, Ohio State 2B Billy Colome, Col. of Charleston 2B Eric Nelson, Baylor 2B David Bacani, CSUF 2B Chris Moore, W.Carolina 2B Nate Rewers, Richmond
SS Kelly Eddlemon, S.Houston St. SS Billy Gasparino, Oklahoma St. SS Brant Ust, Notre Dame SS Seth Davidson, USC SS Willie Bloomquist, Ariz. St. SS Vaugh Schill, Duke SS Keoni DeRenne, Arizona SS Brian Roberts, S. Carolina
3B Ryan Owens, CSUF 3B Josh Pride, Middle Tenne. St. 3B Andrew Beinbrink, Ariz. St. 3B Louis Fernandez, Fla. Int'l 3B Josh Hochgesang, Stanford 3B Kevin Cash, Florida State 3B Mark Texiera, Georgia Tech 3B Garett Atkins, UCLA
OF Manny Crespo, Miami OF Andrew Huling, Harvard OF Kevin Mench, Delaware OF Trey McClure, LSU OF Larry Bigbie, Ball State OF Larry Bowles, Virginia Tech OF Brian Weise, Mississippi St. OF Joe Borchand, Stanford OF Steve Salargo, East Carolina OF Jeff Stallings, Oral Roberts OF Mike Lockwood, Ohio State OF Patrick Boyd, Clemson OF G. W. Keller, Alabama OF Will Ford, Rice OF Lyle Overbay, Nevada OF Ryan Lundquist, Arkansas OF Jon Topolski, Baylor OF Terrmel Sledge, Long Beach St.
ATH Peyton Lewis, Creighton ATH Josh Holliday, Oklahoma State ATH Hayden Gliemmo, Auburn ATH Mark Ernster, Arizona State ATH T. J. Freeman, W. KY ATH Jim Sweeney, Holy Cross ATH Danny Borrell, Wake Forest ATH Brandon Carraway, Houston ATH Jason Lane, USC ATH B. J. Barns, Duquesne ATH Rodney Nye, Arkansas ATH Aron Amundson, Minnesota
1999 NCBWA Super Team Honorable Mention P Lance Cormier, Alabama P Jeff Nichols, Rice P Justin Wayne, Stanford P Alan Oschner, SW Louisana P Adam Johnson, CSUF P Chance Caple, Texas A&M P Jonathon Blankenship, Ala. P Mike Paradis, Clemson P Derrick DePriest, UNC P Don Adams, Kent P Brian Wiley, The Citadel P Billy Traber, Loyola Marymount P Aaron Heilman, Notre Dame P Scott Atchison, TCU P Henry Bonilla, Jr., Tulane P Ron Duebel, Coastal Carolina
C Dane Sardinha, Pepperdine C Mike Tonis, California C Russ Jacobson, Miami C Danny Massiate, SW Louisiana
1B John Gall, Stanford 1B Chris Beck, Cal State Fullerton 1B Jeff Ontiveros, Texas 1B Don Price, Nevada 1B Joe Gerber, Oregon State 1B Michael Artman, Southern Mississippi
2B Brad Henderson, Ole Miss 2B Bobby Scales, Michigan 2B B. J. Svihilak, Illinois 2B Dickie Hart, Florida Atlantic
SS Jason Moore, Texas SS Travis Chapman, Mississippi State SS Tim Hummell, Old Dominion SS Andy Cannizarro, Tulane
3B John Ballon, New Orleans 3B Koyie Hill, Wichita State 3B Lale Esquivel, Miami 3B G. J Raymundo, Pepperdine 3B Mike Cervenak, Michigan 3B Aaron Sisk, New Mexico
ATH Matt Postell, UNC ATH Jesse Kurtz-Nicholl, Rice ATH Ryan Gripp, Creighton ATH Matt Mize, UT Arlington ATH Ray Hattenburg, Wash. St. ATH Macky Waguespack, SE Lou. ATH Jason Cox, Texas ATH Jeff Wagner, Notre Dame
OF Steven Truitt, Texas A&M OF Patrick Boyd, Clemson OF Tyrell Godwin, UNC OF Steven Feehan, SW Louisiana OF Reed Johnson, CSUF OF Charles Williams, Rice OF Aaron Runk, Iowa State OF Eben Wells, South Alabama OF Bryan Williamson, Washington OF Matt Griswold, Virginia Tech OF Mike Scott, Providence OF Kasey Weishaar, Kansas State OF Anthony Acevedo, Fresno St. OF Bill Scott, UCLA