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Matusz and Romanski Named Freshman All-American

June 8, 2006

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego had two freshmen earn Freshman All-American honors as named by Collegiate Baseball Thursday morning. Left-handed pitcher Brian Matusz was tabbed a starting pitcher and Josh Romanski was named as a multiple position player.

Matusz, an All-West Coast Conference honorable mention and All-WCC Freshman team selection, finished his impressive freshman campaign in a Torero uniform by fanning 93 batters, walking 39 and posting a 4.25 ERA and a record of 4-3. Matusz also earned one WCC Pitcher of the Week award this season 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.

Josh Romanski named Freshman All-American as a two-way player.

Romanski, the 2006 WCC Freshman of the Year and All-WCC second team honoree, posted a 5-4 record, 4.50 ERA and fanned 54 batters. On offense, he hit .287 with four homers, six doubles and 20 RBI. Romanski was also selected to the Fullerton Regional All-Tournament team this past weekend after going 6-for-12 (.500) one double two home runs and four RBI from the plate and recorded one win for the Toreros on the mound. Romanski was also named the WCC Player of the week on two different occasions and once named the WCC Pitcher of the Week.