May 31, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of San Diego’s sophomore third baseman Kris Bryant and sophomore right-handed pitcher Michael Wagner were both named third-team All-American by Louisville Slugger, the publication announced on Thursday.
Bryant, a 6-5 sophomore third baseman from Las Vegas, Nev., takes home his second consecutive third-team All-American honor after hitting .359 with 74 hits, 16 doubles, two triples, 14 home runs, 57 RBI and slugging at a .660 clip during the 2012 season. In conference action, Bryant hit .326 with 31 hits, six doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 25 RBI. Bryant was named the WCC Player of the Week three times
Wagner, a 6-4 sophomore right-handed pitcher from Las Vegas, Nev., had a great season on the mound for the Toreros, as he recorded a 5-1 record, with a 2.50 ERA and he set both the USD and WCC single-season saves record with 19. In 54.0 innings of work, Wagner has struck out 48 batters, while only issuing 17 walks, and opponents are only hitting .246 off of him. In conference action, Wagner was 2-0 with a 5.03 ERA, and five saves.
Bryant, Wagner and the rest of the Toreros return to action on Friday, as they open play at the Los Angeles Regional with a 3 p.m. game against New Mexico at UCLA’s Jackie Robinson Stadium.