Five UCLA Baseball Players Earn All-Regional Team Honors

June 3, 2008

FULLERTON, Calif. - Senior Alden Carrithers, juniors Brandon Crawford and Jermaine Curtis and sophomores Blair Dunlap and Casey Haerther were selected to the All-Regional Team, as announced at the Fullerton Regional following Monday's final game.

Curtis, playing in his third NCAA postseason in as many years, led UCLA with eight hits in three games, posting a .421 batting average (8-for-19) with two doubles, four RBI and one run. The Bruins' third baseman raised his career postseason batting average to .397 (19-for-48), earning All-Regional honors for the second consecutive season.

Dunlap, who gained All-Regional honors at Pepperdine in 2006, registered a team-leading .438 batting average (7-for-16) at the Fullerton Regional. Dunlap totaled one double, one home run, three RBI and two runs in three games. Dunlap's .438 batting average was tied with Cal State Fullerton's Joel Weeks' as the second-best mark in the Fullerton Regional, after Titan shortstop Christian Colon's regional-best .450 average.

Crawford, also competing in his third NCAA postseason in three seasons, logged a .375 average (6-for-16) with five runs, six RBI, two doubles, one triple and two home runs. In three trips to the postseason, Crawford has registered a .298 batting average (14-for-47) with four doubles and nine RBI.

Carrithers went 5-for-15 (.333) with five runs, two RBI and one double in three games. The second baseman from Portland, Ore., was tied with four other players (including Crawford) for most runs scored in the Fullerton Regional. Carrithers finished his two-year Bruin career with a .364 batting average, the sixth-highest mark in school history.

Haerther was one of just two players, along with Crawford, at the Fullerton Regional to belt two home runs. The first baseman from Chatsworth, Calif., went 5-for-17 (.294) with three runs, three RBI, one double and two homers. Haerther finished the 2008 season as UCLA's team leader in home runs (12), RBI (52), doubles (23) and slugging percentage (.580).

Cal State Fullerton's Brian Wilson earned All-Regional Most Valuable Player honors and joined teammate Cory Arbiso as the two pitchers selected to the All-Regional team.

2008 FULLERTON REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Position Player Team
DH* Brandon Crawford UCLA
OF Blair Dunlap UCLA
OF John Barr Virginia
OF Erik Komatsu Cal State Fullerton
3B Jermaine Curtis UCLA
SS Christian Colon Cal State Fullerton
2B Alden Carrithers UCLA
1B Casey Haerther UCLA
C Dustin Garneau Cal State Fullerton
P Cory Arbiso Cal State Fullerton
P Brian Wilson Cal State Fullerton

*designated hitter awarded to either a designated hitter or another deserving player at a different position.

EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
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
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 1
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 3
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 0 - 6
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