Dec. 7, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Pepperdine junior starting pitcher Barry Enright and sophomore reliever Brett Hunter were tabbed 2007 Preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), it was announced recently. Enright was selected to the second team while Hunter was named to the third team.
Enright was chosen as one of six starting pitchers to the second team while Hunter was one of two relief pitchers earning third team recognition.
Both Enright and Hunter were earlier named to the 2007 Roger Clemens Preseason Watch List while Enright also was one of 148 players selected to the 2007 Brooks Wallace Award List. The awards are given the college baseball's top pitcher and player, respectively.
Enright is coming off a sophomore campaign in which he went 13-2 and posted a 4.05 ERA in 21 appearances en route to tying for third in the nation in victories. He was tabbed the West Coast Conference's (WCC) Co-Pitcher of the Year and selected first team all-conference.
As a rookie in 2005, Enright went 9-1 with a 4.62 ERA and was named a Freshman All-American, WCC Freshman of the Year and second team all-conference.
Hunter played a pivotal role for Pepperdine during his rookie season a year ago as he went 5-3 with a 2.83 ERA and 11 saves while making 29 appearances as the Waves' closer. He tied for 22nd in the nation in saves and was tabbed a Freshman All-American, named first team All-WCC and selected to the conference's all-freshman team.