Outfielder Bobby Crocker and pitcher Mason Radeke were selected to the 2011 all-conference first team, Tuesday, along with three Mustangs selected to the second team and two selected as honorable mentions.
Starter Steven Fischback, reliever Frankie Reed and closer Jeff Johnson received Big West second-team honors, while infielder J.J. Thompson and shortstop Mike Miller were selected as honorable mentions.
Crocker led the Mustangs in hitting for the second straight year. Crocker hit .339 this season, to go with 13 doubles, a triple and five home runs. He finished with 16 multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI contests.
Radeke finished the season 8-4 with a 3.07 ERA. He led the Big West in strikeouts looking with 41 and was second in wins (8) and strikeouts (95) and fourth in innings pitched (99.2).
Among the second-team honorees, Fischback posted a 7-3 record and 3.33 ERA in his final year with the Mustangs. He was named Big West Pitcher of the Week after tossing a five-hit complete game against No. 5 Cal State Fullerton on April 23, his first career win against a top-25 team, and two weeks later, allowed three runs and nine hits in eight innings for another top-25 win against No. 23 UC Irvine.
Fischback’s second complete game came against UC Davis on May 14, where he racked up a career-high 13 strikeouts. Overall, he recorded 77 strikeouts in 92 innings.
Reed led the Mustangs with 25 appearances on the mound and posted a 1-3 record and 4.86 ERA with 45 strikeouts in 37 innings. Johnson had five saves and two wins, compiling a 1.63 ERA, while holding batters to a .158 opponents’ batting average.
Thompson hit .291 this year, with 12 doubles, one home run and 15 RBI, starting 47 games — 18 at third base, 13 at shortstop and 16 at first base.
Miller was one of two Mustangs with an average above .300. He hit .306, after missing 13 games, six due to a wrist injury and seven due to illness. He also had nine doubles, one triple and 23 RBIs with seven stolen bases.
Cal State Fullerton junior first baseman/closer Nick Ramirez was named Big West player of the year, Cal State Fullerton’s Michael Lorenzen earned Big West freshman player of the year honors and Cal State Fullerton’s Dave Serrano earned coach of the year honors.
Other awards were presented to UC Irvine starting pitcher Matt Summers (Big West pitcher of the year), UC Irvine’s Brian Hernandez (Big West defensive player of the year) and UC Riverside’s Dylan Stuart (Big West Freshman pitcher of the year).