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    Oropesa Named 2011 Preseason All-American By Baseball America
    Ricky Oropesa was named preseason first team All-American today by Baseball America in its 2011 teams announced today
    Ricky Oropesa was named preseason first team All-American today by Baseball America in its 2011 teams announced today

    Feb. 4, 2011

    LOS ANGELES -- Junior first baseman Ricky Oropesa (Rancho Cucamonga/Etiwanda HS) earned 2011 Baseball America Preseason All-America first team honors as the teams were announced today. He adds his Baseball America honor to his 2011 Louisville Slugger Preseason All-America second team honor as announced by Collegiate Baseball.

    Oropesa led the Trojans in the triple crown categories last season with a .353 batting average, 20 home runs and 67 RBI. He also hit 22 doubles, recorded a .711 slugging percentage and led the team with seven stolen bases as he earned Baseball America All-America second team honors.

    USC opens the 2011 season by hosting a tournament (Feb. 18-20) that will feature Cal Poly, Missouri and North Carolina at Dedeaux Field.