Aug. 31, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Former Pepperdine All-American Chad Tracy and Chris Kelly, who ranks second on the Waves' all-time home run list, were recently named to their respective minor leagues' postseason all-star teams.
Tracy, who was a third-round draft pick by the Texas Rangers in June's First Year Player Draft after helping the Waves to the 2006 West Coast Conference (WCC) title and the championship game of the Malibu Regional, was named to the Northwest League's All-Star team. The 2005 All-American and WCC Player of the Year batted .263 with 10 home runs and 31 RBI for Spokane in the short-season "A" League.
Kelly, who played for Pepperdine from 2001 to 2003 and clubbed 39 home runs to rank second all-time in school history, was a sixth-round draft pick by the Chicago White Sox following his junior year.
Kelly was selected to the Carolina League's (A) All-Star Team after batting .241 with 18 home runs and 74 RBI for Winston-Salem.
MORE WAVES BASEBALL NOTES: Former Pepperdine All-American Noah Lowry, who played for the Waves in 2000 and 2001, was named the National League's "Co-Player of the Week" after posting a 2-0 record, 0.53 ERA and nine strikeouts in two starts for the San Francisco Giants. One of those wins was a complete-game, 5-0 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 21. The other victory came against the Cincinnati Reds on August 26, against whom Lowry surrendered just one run over eight innings.