TUCSON, Ariz. – Oregon junior left-hander Tyler Anderson was named to the Louisville Slugger All-American second team, it was announced today by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Anderson received Oregon’s eighth All-American honor in program history, and the first since Dave Roberts earned the recognition in 1972. Earl Averill was the Ducks first All-American in 1951.
On Tuesday, Anderson was also announced as one of the 30 semifinalists for the 2011 USA Golden Spikes Award
Fans can continue to vote on the 2011 GSA by visiting GoldenSpikesAward.com and selecting their favorite amateur player.
Anderson was one of four pitchers from the Pac-10 Conference to receive Louisville Slugger All-American honors. UCLA's Trevor Bauer was named the Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year.
Anderson was named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team for the second consecutive season on Tuesday, after completing the year with an 8-3 record, 2.17 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 107 and 2/3 innings on the mound.
Entering the 2011 season, the southpaw was named a preseason All-American by three publications.
The native of Las Vegas holds the Oregon all-time record with 285 career strikeouts, and holds the Oregon single-season record with 114 strikeouts (2011). On March 4, Anderson dealt a career-high 14 strikeouts in a win at Long Beach State, also claiming the Oregon single-game strikeout record.
Selected in the 50th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Draft out of Spring Valley High School (Las Vegas), Anderson is now projected to be a first-round draft pick in 2011 after three years as Oregon’s Friday-night starter.
In 2010, Anderson became the first Duck named to the Pac-10 All-Conference Team in 39 years, and becomes the first player since Oregon baseball was reinstated for the 2009 season to receive the honor on two occasions.
In 15 starts this season, Anderson recorded 12 quality outings, and also posted six starts with six double-digit strikeouts. In his career, Anderson has 11 outings with double-digit strikeouts.
This year, Anderson also tossed the second complete game of his career, allowing two runs on three hits while fanning nine in the series-opening 4-2 win over Arizona April 21.
In what was presumed to be his final appearance in an Oregon uniform at PK Park last
Friday, Anderson pitched the Ducks to a 4-1 victory over No. 6 Oregon State in the Civil War Series opener. The junior left-hander held the Beavers to one run in seven and 1/3 innings, scattering four hits and fanning 10. He exited the game to a standing ovation of 3,052 in the top of the eighth.
His 17 career wins at Oregon tie for third all-time, and Anderson is the first UO pitcher to record back-to-back seasons with at least 100 strikeouts (105, 2010; 114, 2011).
Anderson also spent the summer of 2010 pitching for the Collegiate National Team.