June 30, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Freshman left-hander Brian Matusz received another individual honor as he was named to Baseball America's All-Freshman second-team, it was announced Friday.
Matusz, a 6-4 freshman from Cave Creek, Ariz., picked up his fourth individual award after a stellar freshman campaign that saw him also be selected as a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball, a West Coast Conference honorable mention and an All-WCC Freshman team selection. Matusz finished his first season in a Torero uniform by fanning 93 batters, walking 39 and posting a 4.25 ERA and posting 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.