Nov. 5, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Two University of San Diego baseball players have been named on Baseball America's top-30 prospects for the 2008 MLB draft. Junior left-handed pitcher Brian Matusz checks in at No. 4 and junior two-way star Josh Romanski comes in at No. 30.
Matusz, a Team USA member this past summer and a second-team All-American in 2007, finished the 2007 season with an overall record of 10-3 and an ERA of 2.85. Matusz set a new single-season strikeout record of 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.
Romanski, a native of Corona, Calif., has been a valuable two-way star for the Toreros since his freshman season ands now has been tabes as thhe No. 30 prospect by Baseball America. Romanski finished the 2007 season with a 9-1 record on the mound with a 3.05 ERA. Romanski was also the team's third-leading hitter with a .335 batting average, had 75 hits, 10 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 30 RBI while rotating between the pitcher, designated hitter and centerfield positions. Romanski was also a first-team All-WCC selection and a member of the 2007 Team USA baseball team along with Matusz as well as a second-team All-American.