June 11, 2014
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - More All-American honors roll in for the University of San Diego baseball team, as both Baseball America and the NCBWA has tabbed Connor Joe and Louie Lechich third-team All-American.
Joe, the 2014 West Coast Conference Player of the Year and 39th overall selection in the MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, hit .378 with 12 doubles, six home runs and 28 RBI during league play. The junior turned in a .667 slugging percentage, a .481 on base percentage and batted .750 with bases loaded and .372 with runners aboard. Joe struck out just 12 times in 111 league plate appearances and earned 18 walks. Overall, Joe batted .367 with 21 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and led the WCC in RBI (51).
A first team All-WCC selection, and sixth round selection in the MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox, Lechich had an outstanding senior campaign as a two-way player. At the plate he hit .342 and was second on team with seven home runs and 46 RBI. On the mound, he went 8-3 with a 2.51 ERA in 13 starts. He pitched a team-high 82.1 innings and struck out 50 batters.