DeRenne, Diggins, Gingrich Earn All-Pac-10 Honors
TUCSON, Ariz.Three Arizona Wildcats, junior shortstop Keoni DeRenne, sophomore right-hander/designated hitter Ben Diggins and senior center fielder Troy Gingrich, were named to the 2000 All-Pac-10 team Monday as voted on by the league's coaches.
DeRenne, a three-year starter for the Cats, earned his second all-conference honor by posting career highs in batting (.362) and home runs (7). He's tied for sixth in the league with 13 stolen bases.
Diggins, who has already earned first-team All-America honors from Baseball Weekly, went 10-4, 3.83 on the mound and hit .336-9-34. He'll finish among the conference leaders in wins, earned-run average, strike outs and innings pitched. Diggins is rated the top collegiate prospect in this year's major league draft by Baseball America.
Gingrich paces the Pac-10 with 25 stolen bases and shares the conference lead with six triples. He led the Cats in at-bats (226), runs (66), hits (83), triples, walks (37), on-base percentage (.455) and steals. Gingrich is the only Arizona player to have appeared in every game this season, as he played center field and hit leadoff in all 56 contests.
Junior first baseman Ernie Durazo, who hit .365-11-51 and led the Cats in doubles (16), homers, extra-base hits (31), total bases (126) and slugging percentage (.667), earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors. The complete list of Conference honors:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Casey Myers, ARIZONA STATE
CO-PITCHERS OF THE YEAR
Rik Currier, USC
Justin Wayne, STANFORD
FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Anthony Lunetta, USC
COACH OF THE YEAR
Pat Murphy, ARIZONA STATE
Name School Pos Yr Ht Wt Hometown
Garrett Atkins (3) UCLA IF Jr. 6-2 190 Irvine, Calif.
Joe Borchard (2) STAN OF Jr. 6-4 225 Camarillo, Calif.
Brooks Conrad ASU IF So. 5-11 175 Spring Valley, Calif.
Beau Craig USC C So. 5-11 175 Santee, Calif.
Keoni DeRenne (2) ARIZ IF Jr. 5-7 155 Honolulu, Hawai'i
Ben Diggins ARIZ RHP/DH So. 6-6 230 Prescott Valley, Calif.
John Gall (3) STAN IF Sr. 6-1 200 Portola Valley, Calif.
Justin Gemoll USC IF Sr. 6-2 205 San Jose, Calif.
Joe Gerber (3) OSU IF Sr. 6-1 210 Portland, Ore.
Troy Gingrich ARIZ OF Sr. 5-10 180 Apache Jet, Ariz.
Ray Hattenburg (2) WSU IF Sr. 6-1 195 Spokane, Wash.
Drew Hedges OSU OF Sr. 6-4 200 Portland, Ore.
Forrest Johnson UCLA C Jr. 6-1 190 Rialto, Calif.
Mitch Jones ASU OF Sr. 6-2 210 Orem, Utah
Josh Karp UCLA RHP So. 6-5 195 Bothell, Wash.
Edmund Muth STAN OF Sr. 6-1 200 Long Beach, Calif.
Xavier Nady (3) CAL IF Jr. 6-2 205 Salinas, Calif.
Bill Scott (2) UCLA OF Jr. 6-1 210 Granada Hills, Calif.
Mike Tonis (2) CAL C Jr. 6-3 220 Elk Grove, Calif.
Chase Utley (2) UCLA IF Jr. 6-1 175 Long Beach, Calif.
HONORABLE MENTION: Damien Alvardo, Sr., STAN; Stefan Bailie, Fr., WSU; Brian Barden, Fr., OSU; Jon Brandt, Jr., UCLA; Jeff Bruksch, So., STAN; Eric Bruntlett, Sr., STAN; Ryan Carter, Jr., UCLA; Seth Davidson, Jr., USC; Tyler Davidson, Fr., WASH; Eric Doble, Jr., ASU; Ernie Durazo, Jr., ARIZ; Ed Erickson, Sr., WASH; Rob Garibaldi, So.; USC; Mike Gosling, So., STAN; Jason Grove, Jr., WSU; Rob Henkel, Jr., UCLA; Clint Hoover, Jr., CAL; Andy Jarvis, Fr., OSU; Thad Johnson, Jr., OSU; Todd Linden, So., WASH; Scott Nicholson, Jr., OSU; Matt O'Brien, Sr., WSU; Chris O'Riordan, So., STAN; Josh Persell, Jr., USC; Jeff Phelps, Jr., ASU; Mark Prior, So., USC; Anthony Reyes, Fr., USC; Tila Reynolds, Fr., WASH; Bobby Roe, Jr., UCLA; Shawn Stevenson, Sr., WSU; Jon Switzer, So., ASU; Craig Thompson, Sr., STAN; David Weiner, Fr., CAL; Jason Young, Jr., STAN.
(2) - Two-time All-Conference selection
(3) - Three-time All-Conference selection