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Pirates' Lawhorn hauls in more booty

Carolinas, C-USA well-represented on Writers All-America team
From ECU, C-USA, NCBWA and staff reports

Darryl Lawhorn

June 14-22, 2002
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GREENVILLE — Darryl Lawhorn, the rookie from Wilmington who arrived at East Carolina with a lively arm and burst onto the scene with an even livelier bat, keeps piling up the honors.

The New Hanover High product was named Tuesday to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's third-team All-America squad — the first time time an ECU freshman has earned All-America honors.

After being recruited as a relief pitcher/infielder, Lawhorn's hitting prowess led to his inclusion in the everyday line-up — mostly at first base — during a season in which he emerged as the Pirates' most potent offensive weapon.

Lawhorn, who recently shared Collegiate Baseball Newspaper's National Freshman of the Year award with Rice's Phillip Humber and Vincent Sinisi, finished the 2002 campaign with a .416 batting average, 17 home runs and 68 RBIs, all ECU freshmen records.

Conference USA's Freshman of the Year and a first-team All-C-USA member, Lawhorn established ECU single season records for hits (104) and total bases (179) and became the only player in school history to collect over 100 hits in a season.

Six other players from C-USA landed spots on the NCBWA team: Houston pitcher Brad Sullivan was named to the first team; Tulane second baseman James Jurries, Houston shortstop/pitcher Jesse Crain and Texas Christian outfielder Terry Trofholz were second team selections; and Houston catcher Chris Snyder and Louisville outfielder Mark Jurich joined Lawhorn on the third team.

Of the 54 players on the first, second and third teams, more than 40 percent (22) hail from C-USA or Carolinas schools.

Following is the complete NCBWA All-America team (players from C-USA and Carolinas schools denoted in bold red):


Pos.    Name, School Class
1B      Vincent Sinisi, Rice Fr.
2B      Rickie Weeks, Southern U. So.
3B      Jeff Baker, Clemson Jr.
SS      Khalil Greene, Clemson Sr.

C       Jed Morris, Nebraska Jr.
OF      Ryan Kenning, New Mexico St. Sr.
OF      Steve Stanley, Notre Dame-31 SB Jr.
OF      Vito Chiaravalloti, Richmond Jr.
UT/ATH  John McCurdy, Maryland Jr.

Pos.    Name, School Class
SP      Bryan Bullington, Ball St Jr.
SP      Brad Sullivan, Houston So.
SP      Tim Stauffer, Richmond So.
SP      Justin Simmons, Texas So.
RP      Royce Ring, San Diego St. Jr.
RP      Blake Taylor, So. Carolina Sr.


Pos.    Name, School Class
1B      Nate Gold, Gonzaga Sr.
2B      James Jurries, Tulane Sr.
3B      Tom Merkle, New York Tech Jr.
SS      Mark Kiger, Florida Sr.
C       David Castillo, Oral Roberts So.
OF      Ryan Goleski, Eastern Michigan So.
OF      Brian Wright, N.C. State Sr.
OF      Terry Trofholz, TCU Jr.
UT/ATH  Ryan Barthelemy, Fla. State Sr. (tie)
UT/ATH  Jesse Crain, Houston Jr. (tie)

Pos.    Name, School Class
SP      Steve Reba, Clemson Sr.
SP      Alex Hart, Florida Jr.
SP      Jeremy Guthrie, Stanford Jr.
SP      Kyle Sleeth, Wake Forest So.
RP      Randy Corn, The Citadel Sr.
RP      Dave Bush, Wake Forest Sr.


Pos.    Name, School Class
1B      Yaron Peters, South Carolina Sr.
2B      Corey Loomis, Bowling Green Jr.
3B      Lee Curtis, Coll. of Charleston Jr.
SS      Russ Adams, North Carolina Jr.
C       Jeremy Brown, Alabama Jr. (tie)
C       Chris Snyder, Houston Jr. (tie)
OF      Justin Owens, Coastal Carolina Sr.
OF      Mark Jurich, Louisville So.
OF      Wes Reohr, Penn State Sr. (tie)
OF      Sam Fuld, Stanford So. (tie)
OF      Dustin Majewski, Texas Jr. (tie)
OF      Adam Bourassa, Wake Forest Jr. (tie)
UT/ATH  Darryl Lawhorn, E. Carolina Fr. (tie)
UT/ATH  Bob Malek, Michigan State Jr. (tie)

Pos.    Name, School Class
SP      Lance Cormier, Alabama Sr.
SP      Matt Henrie, Clemson Jr.
SP      Scooter Michael, UNC Green So.

SP      Philip Humber, Rice Fr. (tie)
SP      Kyle Bakker, Georgia Tech So. (tie)
SP      Paul Maholm, Ms State So. (tie)
SP      Shane Komine, Nebraska Sr. (tie)
RP      Taylor Tankersley, Alabama Fr.
RP      James Russell, Villanova Jr.

From ECU, C-USA, NCBWA and staff reports

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