UCLA's Trevor Bauer wins amateur baseball's top honor
The right-hander became the first Bruin to win the honor by leading UCLA to the NCAA tournament with a 13-2 record, a 1.25 earned-run average and nine complete games. Bauer (picture at left) led Division I pitchers with a Pacific 10 Conference record of 203 strikeouts. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Bauer third overall in the amateur draft last month.
Virginia left-hander Danny Hultzen, the second pick in the draft by the Seattle Mariners, and Texas right-hander Taylor Jungmann, the 12th selection by the Milwaukee Brewers, were the other finalists. It was the first time in the 34-year history of the award that all three finalists were pitchers.
-- Dan Loumena
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