Four UW Baseballers Honored By Pac-12 Conference
May 30, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four Washington baseball players - Chase Anselment, Joshua Fredendall, Jacob Lamb and Jayce Ray - earned honorable mention All-Pac-12 as the conference office announced its postseason awards today.
Anselment, a junior from Meadowdale High, led the Huskies in batting with a .325 average. A starter at catcher, designated hitter and in right field, he also hit .319 in conference games.
Fredendall, the Huskies' junior closer, was in his first season at Washington after transferring from the College of San Mateo. The Foster City, Calif., product led the Huskies with nine saves, the highest UW total since current Cleveland Indians reliever Nick Hagadone saved 11 in 2007. Fredendall finished the season with a 1.84 earned run average over 24 appearances, striking out 31 batters in 29.1 innings.
Lamb, also an honorable mention all-conference pick in 2010 and 2011, started all but one of the Huskies' 55 games in 2012. The junior third baseman from Bishop Blanchet High led the UW in doubles, runs batted in and walks while batting .321, second-best on the team. In 30 Pac-12 games, he hit .343.
Ray, another junior college transfer, was the Huskies' leadoff hitter and center fielder in 50 of their 55 games. The Sonoma, Calif., native and former JC All-American at Santa Rosa College, batted .311 and led the UW in hits, runs, triples and steals.
The All-Pac-12 team, voted on by the 11 conference coaches, was led by Player of the Year Alex Mejia of Arizona, who also won the Defensive Player of the Year. Oregon's Alex Keudell was Pitcher of the Year and Oregon State's Michael Conforto won Freshman of the Year. Arizona's Andy Lopez, who led the Wildcats to a share of the Pac-12 title, was named Coach of the Year.