Torres Earns NAIA First Team All-America Honors
LEWISTON, ID-Lewis-Clark State College right-handed pitcher Andy Torres (Bell Gardens, CA/Arizona State University/East Los Angeles College/Bell Gardens HS) was named to the 2002 NAIA All-America First Team, released Thursday, May 30th. Torres becomes the 30th Warrior to achieve such an honor. Four other Warriors were named honorable mention All-America.
Torres (10-0, 2.68 ERA) was the ace of a young and inexperienced staff for Lewis-Clark State. He struck out 92 batters and walked only 17 in 111.0 innings pitched. Torres was just named the 2002 Avista NAIA World Series MVP after hurling two complete game shutouts and also picked up a save in the National Championship game against Oklahoma City.
First baseman Mike Madrid (Silver City, NM/El Paso CC/Cobre HS), second baseman Micah Furtado (Kapa’a, HI/Kapa’a HS), outfielder Tory Haven (Salem, OR/Highland CC/South Salem HS), and catcher Gabe Stajduhar (Chehalis, WA/Lower Columbia College/W.F. West HS) were all selected a honorable mention All-Americas. Madrid batted .328 with 10 home runs and 42 RBI. Furtado, a redshirt freshman, batted .393 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI. He also hit a team-high four triples. Haven led L-C in batting average, .418, and home runs, 20. He also produced an .804 slugging percentage. Stajduhar, a first team selection last year, batted .336 with 10 homers and 34 RBI. He threw out 13 runners attempting to steal this year.
The Warriors finished the season with a 41-16 record, but
more importantly, their 12th national championship in the history of the
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