Foat And Tarpley Recieve All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

    USC's Stephen Tarpley

    May 31, 2012

    LOS ANGELES - Senior first baseman Matt Foat and freshman pitcher Stephen Tarpley received 2012 All-Pac-12 honorable mention as selected in a vote of conference coaches, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

    Foat, the Trojans most consistent offensive weapon all season, hit .323 with three home runs and 27 RBI. He led the team in runs (33), hits (65), doubles (13), walks (27), and total bases (87) while starting 54 games at first base.

    Tarpley, an 8th round selection of the Cleveland Indians in the 2011 MLB Draft, showed flashes of excellence on the mound in his first year with the Trojans. He tied Andrew Triggs with a team-leading five wins with a 3.22 ERA and 67 strikeouts in 78 1/3 innings of work. Tarpley held opposing hitters to a .241 batting average and didn't allow a home run all season.