Shane Buschini named third-team All-American.
May 30, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The fourth-ranked University of San Diego baseball team had three individuals named to the Louisville Slugger All-American Teams. Brian Matusz and Josh Romanski were named second-team All-American and Shane Buschini was named third-team All-American.
Matusz, a sophomore left-handed pitcher from Cave Creek, Ariz., became the new single-season leader in strikeouts with 156 after posting 11 strikeouts in picking up his 10th win of the season against Santa Clara University. On the season, Matusz is 10-3 with a 2.73 ERA. Matusz is also second in single-game strikeouts with 13, a feat that he accomplished three times this season. Matusz was also named first-team All-West Coast Conference earlier this season and is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes and Roger Clemens Awards.
Romanski Romanski, a native of Corona, Calif., has been a valuable two-way star for the Toreros this season. Romanski owns a 9-1 record on the mound with a 3.16 ERA. Romanski is also the team's third-leading hitter with a .335 batting average, has 73 hits, nine doubles, two triples, three home runs and 30 RBI while rotating between the pitcher, designated hitter and centerfield positions. Romanski was also a first-team All-WCC selection and a member of the 2007 Team USA baseball team along with Matusz.
Buschini, the WCC Player of the Year, finished up his senior campaign as one of the nation's most powerful hitters. The San Ramon, Calif. native finished the season with a team-leading .356 batting average, has a team-best 13 home runs, had 78 hits, 20 doubles, two triples and 57 RBI.
The trio of All-American's and the fourth-ranked Toreros will begin play in the San Diego Regional on Friday with an 8 p.m. game against Fresno State University. Romanski is scheduled as the starter on the mound for the Toreros.