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Trio Earns Pac-10 All-Conference Honors
Courtesy: GoDucks.com
Release Date: 05/31/2011
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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Oregon juniors Tyler Anderson and Danny Pulfer were named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team it was announced today by Commissioner Larry Scott.

In a vote by the league’s coaches, Anderson was named to the all-conference team for the second consecutive year, while Pulfer received the honor for the first time in his three-year career at Oregon.

It marks the first time since Oregon baseball was reinstated for the 2009 season that the Ducks have had two players named to the all-conference team, while Pulfer is also the Ducks’ first all-conference position player since the program returned.

Anderson, who was also named as one of 30 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award today, completed the year with an 8-3 record, 2.17 ERA and 114 strikeouts (3rd Pac-10) in 107 and 2/3 innings on the mound.

After spending the summer of 2010 playing for the Collegiate National Team, the southpaw was named a preseason All-American by three publications entering the 2011 season.

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.

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 year, 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.

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 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).

Pulfer led the Ducks batting .351 (5th Pac-10) on the season with 79 hits (2nd Pac-10), 16 doubles (T-4th Pac-10), two triples, two home runs, a .426 on-base percentage (2nd Pac-10) and 105 total bases (T-4th Pac-10). Defensively, Pulfer also helped turn 40 double plays in 2011.

In conference games only, Oregon’s leadoff batter led the league hitting .387 with 43 hits, while finishing second with a .452 on-base percentage and 57 total bases. The second baseman’s .514 slugging percentage ranked fifth, while his 11 league doubles ranked third.

A native of Cypress, Calif., Pulfer set a new Oregon single-season record with 16 doubles, and also holds the program all-time record with 31. In addition, Pulfer’s 13-game hitting streak from May 10-28, was a new modern era record.

During his three-year career with the Ducks, Pulfer has batted .302 and holds the all-time records for hits (193), doubles (31), and at-bats (639). In addition, Pulfer’s 97 runs scored rank fourth all-time.

Pulfer also set a new Oregon single-game record this season with a 5-for-5 effort at USC on April 16.

Senior right-hander Kellen Moen received honorable mention accolades. One of Oregon’s go-to relievers out of the bullpen, Moen set a new Oregon single-season record with eight saves in 2011, tying for third in the Pac-10.

In 28 appearances and 41 and 1/3 innings on the hill, Moen managed a 3.05 ERA with a 1-4 record and eight saves. The native of Juneau, Alaska, struck out 43 batters and held opponents to a .185 clip.

Oregon State head coach Pat Casey was voted Coach of the Year, while California sophomore second baseman Tony Renda was named Pac-10 Player of the Year.

UCLA junior right-hander Trevor Bauer was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year and Arizona State shortstop Deven Marrero was named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Stanford’s Brian Ragira was named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.

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