June 18, 2007
Pepperdine right-hander Barry Enright and San Diego southpaw Brian Matusz were named All-American by Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) last week. Matusz was named first team All-American by the NCBWA and second team by Baseball America, while Enright was tabbed for third team honors on both lists.
Matusz, a Team USA member and quarterfinalist for the Wallace Award, finished the season with an overall record of 10-3 and an ERA of 2.85. Matusz set a new single-season strikeout record with 163. The Cave Creek, Ariz., native also placed himself second in single-game strikeouts with a career-high 13, a feet he has achieved three times this past season. Matusz is also a member of Team USA and was an All-WCC first-team honoree.
Enright, who ranks second on Pepperdine's all-time wins list and is tied for fourth in West Coast Conference annals, compiled an overall record of 35-8 and a 3.44 ERA while appearing in 57 games during his career, starting 56. He concluded his junior season with a 12-5 record and 1.99 ERA in 18 starts. His win total ties for fifth in the country while his ERA is 18th. Enright was impressive in WCC play during his career, posting an 18-2 mark and 2.91 ERA in 24 appearances.