Dec. 13, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Brian Matusz and Josh Romanski highlight the National College Baseball Writers Association of America preseason All-American lists, it was announced Thursday. Matusz was selected as a first-team pitcher and Romanski a first-team utility player.
Matusz, who was also selected to the preseason Brooks Wallace Award Watch list earlier this season, return for his junior campaign after putting together a stellar sophomore season the mound for the Toreros. He finished his sophomore 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 was also an All-WCC first-team honor.
Romanski, also a member of the preseason Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, has been a valuable two-way star for the Toreros this past season. Romanski posted 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.