Jan. 19, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego sophomore left-hander Brian Matusz has been named a preseason third-team All-American by Baseball America.
Matusz, who is also on both the Roger Clemens and Wallace Award watch lists, helped lead the Toreros to the NCAA Tournament this past season as he finished his first season in a Torero uniform by fanning 93 batters, walking 39, posting a 4.25 ERA and a record of 4-3. Matusz also earned one WCC Pitcher of the Week award after turning in a dominating performance against Pepperdine University on April 21. During this performance he allowed one run on five hits. He allowed four of the five hits in the first four innings, and then he settled down and only allowed one hit for the remainder of his outing. Matusz also held the normally potent Pepperdine batters to a .192 batting average in the win.
In 2006, Matusz was selected as a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, named to Baseball America's All-Freshman team, was a West Coast Conference honorable mention and an All-WCC Freshman team selection.
Matusz and the Toreros open the 2007 season on Jan. 26 at home against the Cal Poly Mustangs.