July 14, 2011


Roth Named National Player of the Year by CBI

Bauer, Lowery, Hultzen also earn individual honors on All-American team


RICHMOND, Va. - South Carolina junior left-hander Michael Roth (right) has been named the 2011 National Player of the Year by CollegeBaseballInsider.com.


CBI selected UCLA junior right-hander Trevor Bauer as its Pitcher of the Year, while James Madison junior catcher Jake Lowery was picked as Hitter of the Year and Virginia junior Danny Hultzen was chosen as Utility Player of the Year. The quartet leads the list of All-Americans named by CollegeBaseballInsider.com, which has been covering college baseball on a national level since 2002.


Roth posted a record of 14-3 with a miniscule 1.06 ERA in his first season as a starter for the Gamecocks. He made 21 appearances with 20 starts, allowing 108 hits in 145 innings. Roth walked 41 and struck out 112 in helping South Carolina win its second straight national championship.


“Michael Roth was a major reason for South Carolina’s success both in the regular season and in the NCAA tournament,” said Sean Ryan, CBI co-founder. “He was dominant against some of the best hitters in the nation in SEC play, and continued through the final game of the College World Series. Other pitchers around the country may have better stuff and rate higher as prospects, but Roth has proven himself as one of the finest pitchers in the nation.”


Bauer (left) was just as dominant on the West Coast, with a record of 13-2 and a 1.25 ERA. He tossed complete games in 10 of his 16 starts, including his final nine. The National Pitcher of the Year by the College Baseball Foundation and a Golden Spikes Award Finalist, Bauer allowed 73 hits in 136.2 innings with 36 walks. Bauer led the nation with 203 strikeouts, a single-season record in the Pac-10.


Lowery (right) was a monster at the plate, batting .359 with 24 home runs and 91 RBI. He led the nation in RBI, had the top mark in the country with 200 total bases and ranked second with a .793 slugging percentage. The Johnny Bench Award winner, Lowery had 22 doubles, eight triples and 80 runs and threw out 43 percent of potential base stealers and had a fielding percentage of .994.


Hultzen (leftt) was tough on the mound and at the plate. The lefty was 12-3 with a 1.37 ERA, making 18 starts with 76 hits in 118 innings. A finalist for the Golden Spikes Award, Hultzen walked 23 and fanned 165, the second-best mark in the nation. At the plate, he batted .309 with 11 doubles, two triples, one homer and 35 RBI. He also was 6 for 7 in stolen bases.


2011 CollegeBaseballInsider.com All-America Team


First Team

C Jake Lowery, James Madison

1B C.J. Cron, Utah (right)

2B Tommy La Stella, Coastal Carolina

SS Joe Panik, St. John’s

3B Matt Leeds, College of Charleston

OF Mikie Mahtook, LSU

OF Tyler Naquin, Texas A&M

OF George Springer, Connecticut

DH Victor Roache, Georgia Southern

UTIL Danny Hultzen, Virginia

SP Trevor Bauer, UCLA

SP Sam Gaviglio, Oregon State

SP Sean Gilmartin, Florida State

SP Greg Gonzalez, Fresno State

SP Taylor Jungmann, Texas

SP Michael Roth, South Carolina

RP Branden Kline, Virginia

RP Corey Knebel, Texas

RP Matt Price, South Carolina


Second Team

C Mike Zunino, Florida

1B Adam Brett Walker, Jacksonville

2B Ross Heffley, Western Carolina

SS David Herbek, James Madison

3B Jacob Tanis, Mercer (right)

OF Daniel Aldrich, College of Charleston

OF Jason Krizan, Dallas Baptist

OF Bryson Myles, Stephen F. Austin

DH Anthony Rendon, Rice

UTIL Nick Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton

UTIL Bo Reeder, ETSU

SP Matt Barnes, Connecticut

SP Jonas Dufek, Creighton

SP Sonny Gray, Vanderbilt

SP Tyler Ray, Troy

SP Will Roberts, Virginia

SP Nick Tropeano, Stony Brook

RP James Allen, Kansas State

RP Michael Schum, Wright State

RP John Taylor, South Carolina


Honorable Mention

C A.J. Miller, Lafayette

C Chris O’Brien, Wichita State

C Nick Rickles, Stetson

1B Jeff Holm, Michigan State

1B Zach Johnson, Oklahoma State

1B Christian Walker, South Carolina

1B Aaron Westlake, Vanderbilt

1B Brad Zebedis, Presbyterian

2B Scott Davis, Delaware State

2B Dan Paolini, Siena (right)

2B Tony Renda, California

2B Ryan Terry, Monmouth

2B Kolten Wong, Hawaii

SS Adam Bryant, Troy

SS Bo Cuthbertson, Southern Utah

SS Brad Miller, Clemson

SS Chad Zurcher, Memphis

3B Jason Esposito, Vanderbilt

3B Tyler Hannah, Troy

3B Colin Moran, North Carolina

3B Trenton Moses, Southeast Missouri

OF Trever Adams, Creighton

OF Chris Benson, Utah Valley

OF Joey DeMichele, Arizona State

OF Matt Holland, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

OF James Ramsey, Florida State

OF Dusty Robinson, Fresno State

OF Preston Tucker, Florida

DH Frazier Hall, Southern

DH D.J. Hicks, UCF

DH Trey Rallis, Yale

DH Effrey Valdez, NYIT

UTIL Cody Fick, Evansville

UTIL Marco Gonzales, Gonzaga

UTIL Tyler Pill, Cal State Fullerton

SP Andrew Chafin, Kent State (right)

SP Grayson Garvin, Vanderbilt

SP Kyle Hallock, Kent State

SP Patrick Johnson, North Carolina

SP Mike McCarthy, Cal State Bakersfield

SP Tanner Peters, UNLV

SP Mark Pope, Georgia Tech

SP Noe Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton

SP Hudson Randall, Florida

SP Michael Rocha, Oklahoma

SP Kurt Schluter, Stetson

SP Andrew Smith, Charlotte

SP Carson Smith, Texas State

SP Ross Stripling, Texas A&M

SP Matt Summers, UC Irvine

SP Tyler Wilson, Virginia (right)

SP Kyle Winkler, TCU

RP Lenny Linsky, Hawaii

RP Cody Martin, Gonzaga

RP Kyle McMillen, Kent State

RP John Neely, Texas Tech

RP Kevin Quackenbush, USF

RP Kevin Vance, Connecticut


(photos courtesy of each school's Athletic Media Relations Office)