November 1, 2002

Former Gauchos Continue Success At Next Level

Nov. 1, 2002

Santa Barbara, Calif.- The UCSB baseball program continues to develop ballplayers for the next level. In 2001, nine Gauchos were drafted and placed with major league organizations. A year later, we can add two more former Gauchos to that list. Following the 2002 season, outfielder Ryan Spilborghs was drafted in the seventh round by the Colorado Rockies and pitcher James Garcia signed a free agent contract with the San Francisco Giants. Here is a statistical recap of how they fared this summer with their respective teams.

Ryan Spilborghs- Tri-City Dust Devils
.230, 60 hits, 34 runs, 11 doubles, 4 homeruns, 34 RBI, 11 stolen bases

James Garcia- Salem Keizer Volcanoes
17.1 IP, 1-3, 2.08 ERA, 24 strikeouts, 6 BB, 4 saves

Statistical Recap Of Other Former Gauchos

Pitchers
Jamie Gonzales- West Michigan Whitecaps
39.0 IP, 2-3, 6.92 ERA, 30 strikeouts, 22 BB, 1 save

Gabe Neboyia- Sonoma County Crushers
123 IP, 9-3, 4.76 ERA, 74 strikeouts, 24 BB

Rylie Ogle- Columbus Bombers
16.0 IP, 0-0, 0.56 ERA, 15 strikeouts, 3 BB

Jim Bullard-Winston Salem Warthogs
143.2 IP, 9-8, 3.32, 89 strikeouts, 47 BB

Joe Issacson- Long Beach Breakers
6.0 IP, 0-1, 7.50 ERA, 7 strikeouts, 8 BB

Position Players
Mike Kolback- Solano Steelheads
.291, 84 hits, 33 runs, 15 doubles, 2 homeruns, 40 RBI, 4 stolen bases

Tyler Von Schell- Hagerstown Suns
.240, 116 hits, 54 runs, 16 doubles, 14 homeruns, 69 RBI, 3 stolen bases

Chad Peshke- Columbus Redstixx
.266, 87 hits, 42 runs, 11 double, 3 homeruns, 37 RBI, 16 stolen bases

Jeff Bannon- Stockton Ports
.260, 125 hits, 71 runs, 28 doubles, 7 homeruns, 41 RBI, 12 stolen bases

David Molidor- Solano Steelheads/ Sonoma County Crushers
.280, 45 hits, 30 runs, 6 doubles, 3 homeruns, 18 RBI

Skip Schumaker- Potomac Cannons
.287, 158 hits, 71 runs, 22 doubles, 2 homeruns, 44 RBI, 26 stolen bases