Three Trojans Earn Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 Baseball Honors|
May 29, 2013
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Senior second baseman Adam Landecker, sophomore catcher Garrett Stubbs, and redshirt senior outfielder Greg Zebrack represented the Trojans as honorable mention selections in the Pac-12 Baseball All-Conference honors, the Conference office announced Wednesday.
Landecker (Calabasas, Calif./Calabasas HS), who led the Trojans in almost every offensive category, finished the season with an impressive .351 batting average, which ranked as the second-highest overall batting average in the conference. For the second-straight season he finished with the highest batting average on the team, and the last Trojan to finish the season with a higher batting average was current San Francisco Giants minor leaguer Ricky Oropesa, who hit .353 in 2010. Landecker tallied 71 hits (71-for-202) and his 18 doubles were the third-best in the Pac-12. He also drove in 25 runs with two home runs through 51 games played. This is the senior's second All-Conference career honor, as he also earned an honorable mention selection as a freshman in 2010.
Stubbs (Del Mar, Calif./Torrey Pines HS) appeared in 44 games for the Trojans, with 40 starts behind the dish as the team's everyday catcher. The sophomore threw out an impressive 23 would-be base stealers to lead the Pac-12. He also boasted a perfect fielding percentage of 1.000. At the plate Stubbs hit .235, while driving in seven runs and tallying five doubles on 32 hits in 136 at bats. This honor is also the first of Stubbs' career.
After being an All-Ivy League selection in 2011 and 2012, Zebrack (Northridge, Calif./UPenn) earned his first career All-Pac-12 selection in 2013. The redshirt senior finished second on the team with a .345 batting average through 55 games played. The durable outfielder went 69-for-200 while driving in 23 runs. He tallied 15 doubles, good for the second-most on the team and also finished second on the team with three home runs. Zebrack finished with an impressive .417 on-base percentage, good for ninth-best in the Pac-12. He also earned his first Pac-12 Player of the Week honors, after batting .778 (7-for-9) and three RBIs as the Trojans took two of three contests against Washington State.