Matusz Named's West Region Pitcher of the Year
USDTOREROS.COM Brian Matusz named's West Region Pitcher of the Year.
Brian Matusz named's West Region Pitcher of the Year.

June 1, 2007

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - has announced its first annual region pitcher of the year awards and the University of San Diego's sophomore left-hander Brian Matusz was named the West Region Pitcher of the Year.

Matusz won comfortably over the University of Arizona's Preston Guilmet and UC Riverside's right hander James Simmons. Matusz, a native of Cave Creek, Ariz., became the new single-season leader in strikeouts with 156 after posting 11 strikeouts in picking up his 10th win of the season against Santa Clara University. On the season, Matusz is 10-3 with a 2.73 ERA.

Winners were chosen by a combination of three voting groups. Points were awarded for first, second and third place via senior staff, contributing writing staff, and an online vote. Voting was not cumulative; rather, nominees were awarded points for each voting group. Regardless of how many votes a nominee received from a particular voting panel, they were only awarded a certain amount of points for finishing in first, second or third.

Matusz and the No.8 national seeded Toreros will open play in the NCAA Regional this evening with a 8 p.m. game against Fresno State University at Tony Gwynn Stadium.



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