UCLA Baseball's Alden Carrithers Earns All-Pac-10 Team Honors

May 29, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA second baseman Alden Carrithers was named an All-Pac-10 Conference selection Thursday, and seven other Bruins gained All-Pac-10 honorable mention accolades. Carrithers led UCLA during the regular season with a .380 batting average and .490 on-base percentage.

Carrithers, the Bruins' senior second baseman, started 55 of 56 regular-season games, compiling 15 doubles, three triples, five home runs, 45 RBI and 46 runs. The Portland, Ore., resident led all Bruins with 17 stolen bases in 23 attempts. Late last week, Carrithers was named one of 50 semifinalists for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award.

An All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection one year ago, Carrithers currently ranks fifth in the Pac-10 with a .380 batting average and has posted the third-highest on-base percentage (.490). No Bruin has finished a season with a higher average since Brian Baron batted .443 in 2001. Carrithers' .490 on-base percentage is the highest at UCLA since Troy Glaus finished the 1997 season with a .520 mark.

Juniors Brandon Crawford, Jermaine Curtis, Brendan Lafferty and Tim Murphy and sophomores Charles Brewer, Gavin Brooks and Casey Haerther were named honorable mention All-Pac-10 performers.

Crawford and Curtis each started all 56 regular-season games, posting .296 batting averages. Crawford belted five home runs and logged a team-leading 48 runs. Curtis registered the team lead with 42 walks, getting on base at a .426 clip.

Murphy is currently tied with Washington's Nick Haughian for the Pac-10 lead in strikeouts (107). The left-hander from Vista, Calif., has earned the last two Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honors and enters NCAA Regional play with a 16.2 consecutive scoreless innings streak.

Lafferty, the Bruins' most veteran player, is tied with two other Pac-10 pitchers for the conference lead in pitching appearances (31). The left-hander from Riverside, Calif., has logged a 3-3 record, a 4.00 ERA and three saves. Lafferty has totaled a career-high 54 strikeouts in 63.0 innings.

Haerther recorded UCLA's most impressive individual performance earlier this spring, setting UCLA and Pac-10 single-game records with a 7-for-7 effort at then-No. 6 Arizona on March 29. Haerther completed the regular season having batted .326 with team leads in home runs (10), doubles (22) and RBI (49). The sophomore first baseman from Chatsworth, Calif., is tied for sixth place on UCLA's single-season doubles list (22) with current major-leaguer Garrett Atkins.

Brewer and Brooks served as the Bruins No. 2 and 3 pitchers all season, posting won-loss records of 8-4 and 6-2, respectively. Brewer's 94.0 innings pitched ranks second-most on the team - the sophomore right-hander from Paradise Valley, Ariz., has logged a 5-2 mark in eight Pac-10 starts. Brooks has totaled 62 strikeouts in 69.2 innings, posting a 4-1 record in Pac-10 action.

UCLA returns to action against Virginia on Friday, May 30, when it opens play in the NCAA Fullerton Regional at Cal State Fullerton's Goodwin Field. The Bruins earned their third consecutive NCAA postseason berth for the first time in school history on Monday morning. All games at the NCAA Fullerton Regional will be broadcast on ESPNU. Game time Friday is slated for 4 p.m.


EVENT INFORMATION
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Saturday, Feb 27
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
W, 19 - 0
Sunday, Feb 28
at Cal Poly
San Luis Obispo, CA
L, 2 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 01
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
L, 6 - 11
Friday, Mar 04
vs. Mississippi State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Saturday, Mar 05
vs. Oklahoma
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Sunday, Mar 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 3 (14)
Tuesday, Mar 08
at CSUN
Northridge, CA
L, 12 - 20
Friday, Mar 11
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 5 - 7
Saturday, Mar 12
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Sunday, Mar 13
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Mar 18
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 2
Saturday, Mar 19
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5 (12)
Sunday, Mar 20
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 11 - 2
Thursday, Mar 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 1 - 6
Friday, Mar 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 4 - 3
Saturday, Mar 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 5 - 6
Tuesday, Mar 29
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
L, 7 - 14
Friday, Apr 01
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 1 - 9
Saturday, Apr 02
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 2 - 8
Sunday, Apr 03
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 3 - 5
Tuesday, Apr 05
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Thursday, Apr 07
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, Apr 08
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Tuesday, Apr 12
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Friday, Apr 15
at Washington
Seattle, WA
W, 1 - 0
Saturday, Apr 16
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 7 - 8
Sunday, Apr 17
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 4 - 7
Tuesday, Apr 19
at Pepperdine
Malibu, CA
W, 10 - 6
Thursday, Apr 21
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 3
Friday, Apr 22
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 2
Saturday, Apr 23
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 1
Tuesday, Apr 26
at Cal State Fullerton
Fullerton, CA
L, 7 - 10
Friday, Apr 29
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
L, 4 - 9
Sunday, May 01
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 10 - 3
Tuesday, May 03
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
W, 11 - 10
Friday, May 06
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 4
Saturday, May 07
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
W, 4 - 1
Sunday, May 08
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Tuesday, May 10
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 4
Friday, May 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 5
Saturday, May 14
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
W, 4 - 3
Sunday, May 15
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 9
Tuesday, May 17
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Los Angeles, CA
L, 3 - 4
Friday, May 20
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 12
Saturday, May 21
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 4 - 10
Friday, May 27 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, May 28 - 4:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
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