Reed, Strasburg Earn First-Team All-America Honors
May 28, 2009
SAN DIEGO - San Diego State pitchers Addison Reed and Stephen Strasburg have been selected Louisville Slugger first-team All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball for their performance on the field during the 2009 baseball season. In addition, Strasburg has also been named Collegiate Baseball's National Player of the Year.
Strasburg enters the week as the national leader in both strikeouts with 180 (15.9 per nine innings) and earned run average (1.24). He struck out at least 10 batters in 12 of his 14 starts this season and has put together a perfect 13-0 record.
The two-time MWC Pitcher of the Year finished conference play with a league-best 7-0 record, an ERA of 1.50 and 111 strikeouts. His strikeout total is an MWC all-time record in league play. He also led the Conference with an opposing batting average of .171 in MWC play.
On the season, Strasburg was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week six times and National Baseball Writers Association Pro-Line Athletic National Pitcher of the Week twice. He was also named MWC Pitcher of the Week a record-tying seven times in 2009.
Reed was selected the first team relief pitcher after recording 19 saves in 19 opportunities this season, a total which leads the nation. He enters this weekend's NCAA Regional with a microscopic 0.68 earned run average and 36 strikeouts over his 26.1 innings of work. He has allowed only seven walks with two of those being intentional passes.
San Diego State is currently preparing to participate in the NCAA Regional being hosted by UC Irvine. The Aztecs will open play against seventh-ranked Virginia on Friday (May 29) at 4:00 p.m. (PT) at UCI's Cicerone Field at Anteater Ballpark.