Strahan and Davis Headline Trojan All-Pac-12 Baseball Honors
May 28, 2014
WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. - The Pac-12 Conference announced today that junior right-handed starting pitcher Wyatt Strahan and sophomore right-handed reliever Kyle Davis have earned All-Pac-12 Conference honors. Junior catcher Garrett Stubbs, senior first baseman Jake Hernandez and freshman designated hitter Jeremy Martinez also gathered accolades as All-Pac-12 honorable mention selections.
This is the first All-Pac-12 selection of Strahan's (Villa Park, Calif./Villa Park HS) career. The junior flame thrower was 5-3 in conference play as the Trojans' ace. He finished with an ERA of 2.92 through 71.1 innings in 10 conference starts. Strahan held opponents to a .235 batting average and he finished with 64 strikeouts. Those 64 strikeouts were good for fourth in the Pac-12 during conference play, as he averaged 8.11 K's per game.
Davis (Garden Grove, Calif./Pacifica HS) earns his first All-Pac-12 selection on the heels on an outstanding week that won him Louisville Slugger Player of the Week honors. The sophomore earned his team-high ninth save in Friday's victory over No. 1 Oregon State, before making his first start of the season on Sunday vs. the same No. 1 Beavers. Davis made the start one to remember, as he threw a complete game, holding the Beavers to just one unearned run on five hits, while striking out a career high 14 batters as the Trojans took two of three from Oregon State to finish out the season.
Overall in conference play, Davis boasts an outstanding 0.79 ERA through 45.2 innings of work. He is 3-3 with seven saves in 17 appearances (16 out of the pen). He struck out 43 batters and held Pac-12 opponents to a .177 batting average, good for third in the conference rankings. He also had seven saves in conference play, which tie him for third in the Pac-12.
Junior catcher Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) earns All-Pac-12 honorable mention for the second-straight season. The versatile Stubbs, who also saw action in left field and at second base batted .281 in Pac-12 play with eight RBI through 26 games played.
Hernandez (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Los Osos HS) earns his first Pac-12 honors after batting .298 in Pac-12 play (.327 overall). He started 24 games and appeared in 27 overall, driving in 11 runs and tallying three doubles. He was also perfect with the glove at first base, as he did not commit an error in Pac-12 play.
Freshman designated hitter/catcher Martinez (Fountain Valley, Calif./Mater Dei HS) led the Trojans in batting average (.302) in Pac-12 play as he was 29-for-96 at the plate. He drove in a team-high 18 runs en route to earning All-Pac-12 honors in his first collegiate season. His on-base percentage of .391 was the highest of the everyday Trojan hitters in Pac-12 play and he only struck out three times in his 96 at bats.
The Trojans' two first team selections are the most they have had since 2009, when Brad Boxberger and Grant Green, both current big leaguers, earned the honors. The Trojans' five overall All-Pac-12 selections are the most for the Trojans since 2010.
The Trojans finished 29-24 overall and 16-14 in the Pac-12, good for fifth in the conference as they had their first winning season since 2005. They just missed out on postseason action as they were one of the "first four" left out of the NCAA Tournament.