DENTON, Texas – UCLA junior right-hander Trevor Bauer has been named the District IX Player of the Year, as announced Friday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Bauer logged 10 complete games in 136.2 innings in 2011, finishing the year with nine consecutive complete games.
The talented right-hander from Valencia, Calif., set the Pac-10 Conference’s single-season strikeouts record, notching 203 strikeouts to eclipse Mark Prior’s previous record of 202 punchouts at USC in 2001.
Bauer went 13-2 with a Pac-10-leading 1.25 ERA, surrendering just 22 runs (19 earned) all season while leading the Bruins into the host role for the 2011 NCAA Los Angeles Regional. Bauer followed Virginia’s Danny Hultzen and Texas’ Taylor Jungmann into the group of semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy and is a top candidate for the 2011 College Baseball Foundation’s National Pitcher of the Year Award.
Bauer has already been named National Player of the Year by Collegiate Baseball in addition to earning Pac-10 Conference Pitcher of the Year honors.
Throughout this junior campaign, Bauer established himself as UCLA’s all-time record holder in career strikeouts (460), wins (34) and innings pitched (373.1). He also owns the top two marks on UCLA’s single-season records list, having logged 203 strikeouts in 2011 and 165 in 2010.