Baseball Places Three Players On ABCA All-West Region Team

July 3, 2001

Santa Barbara, Calif. - Three UC Santa Barbara baseball players were selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association All-West Region Teams, head coach Bob Brontsema has announced.

Third baseman Dave Molidor and outfielder Skip Schumaker were selected First Team All-West Region and outfielder Ryan Spilborghs was named Second Team All-West Region.

"This is a well-deserved honor for these guys," Brontsema said. "As a team we had an outstanding season and these three had a lot to do with our success."

Molidor finished the year with a batting average of .387, ten home runs, 18 doubles and a team-leading 67 RBI. Schumaker led the team by batting exactly .400 on the season. He tied the school-record with 100 hits (in 250 at bats) and added 19 doubles, three triples, one home run, 41 RBI and a team-leading 65 runs scored. In addition, he had a team-high 22 stolen bases. Spilborghs finished at .375, with ten doubles, 54 runs scored, 40 RBI and 19 stolen bases. As the year wound to a close, Spilborghs put together a school-record 35 game hitting streak that ended when he went hitless in the fnal game of the season.

UCSB finished the 2001 season with an overall record of 40-17 and a league mark of 12-6, good for second place in the Big West Conference. In the final regular season national polls, UCSB was ranked in the top-25 and following the year, they were selected to play in the NCAA Tournament.