LA JOLLA, Calif. - Postseason awards continued to roll in for the UC San Diego baseball team Tuesday as outfielder Danny Susdorf and starting pitcher Ryan Goodbrand earned All-America recognition from two outlets.
Susdorf, the Tritons' center fielder, was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-America Third Team and also picked up a All-America Honorable Mention nod from Daktronics. The junior is ranked nationally in several statistical categories including triples (9, 1st), hits (84, 10th), stolen bases (26, 35th), batting average (.393, 50th), total bases (119, 50th), toughest to strike out (62nd), runs scored (51, 69th) and doubles (17, 72nd). Susdorf led the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) in hits, runs, triples and steal attempts (35). He was second in at-bats (214) and steals and third in average, doubles, total bases and on-base percentage (.465). Susdorf was a consensus 2012 All-West Region First Team selection by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Daktronics and NCBWA.
In addition, Susdorf was one of nine players in the country to win a National Gold Glove Award from the ABCA. He held a perfect fielding percentage in center with 124 putouts, one assist and no errors.
Goodbrand also collected All-America Honorable Mention kudos from Daktronics. The junior right-hander went 11-0 over 15 starts, the most wins without a loss by any UCSD hurler since the school moved to NCAA Division II for the 2001 season. His 15 starts are the seventh-most in the country, while his 11 victories rank eighth in the nation. In addition, he ranks 38th in walks allowed per nine innings (1.45). Goodbrand led the CCAA in wins, starts and innings pitched (99.1) and struck out a team-high 69 batters. Goodbrand, who just completed his first season with the Tritons, was also named All-West Region First Team by the ABCA and Daktronics, as well as All-CCAA First Team and the league's Co-Newcomer of the Year.
First baseman Nathan Minnich from Shepherd was named the Daktronics Player of the Year while Carl O'Neal out of St. Mary's garnered Pitcher of the Year accolades. Minnich and Southern New Hampshire's Timothy Flight were tabbed the NCBWA Player and Pitcher of the Year, respectively, and Charlie Migl from St. Mary's was selected as the NCBWA Coach of the Year.
Still to be announced are the ABCA All-America teams.
Below is a recap of postseason awards won by Tritons in 2012.
Spencer Frazier (2B) - All-CCAA Honorable Mention
Ryan Goodbrand (SP) - Daktronics All-America Honorable Mention, ABCA All-West Region First Team, Daktronics All-West Region First Team, NCBWA All-West Region Second Team, All-CCAA First Team, CCAA Co-Newcomer of the Year
Nick La Face (UTL) - Daktronics All-West Region First Team, CCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player, All-CCAA Tournament
Brett Levy (C) - All-CCAA Tournament
Scott Liske (OF) - All-CCAA Tournament
Sam Michaels (3B) - ABCA West Region Gold Glove, All-CCAA Tournament
Eric Newman (Head Coach) - CCAA Coach of the Year
Justin Rahn (OF) - All-CCAA Honorable Mention
Gregg Ringold (OF) - All-CCAA Second Team
Greg Selarz (SP) - All-CCAA Tournament
Richard Seigel (1B) - All-CCAA Honorable Mention, All-West Regional
Danny Susdorf (OF) - NCBWA All-America Third Team, Daktronics All-America Honorable Mention, ABCA National Gold Glove, ABCA All-West Region First Team, Daktronics All-West Region First Team, NCBWA All-West Region First Team, ABCA West Region Gold Glove, All-CCAA First Team, All-West Regional, All-CCAA Tournament
Garrett Tuck (SS) - ABCA All-West Region Second Team, Daktronics All-West Region Second Team, NCBWA All-West Region Second Team, All-CCAA First Team, All-West Regional, All-CCAA Tournament
Tony York (RP) - ABCA All-West Region Second Team, Daktronics All-West Region Second Team, NCBWA All-West Region Second Team, All-CCAA First Team
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