Postlewait On All-Pacific-10 Baseball First Team
May 27, 2003
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State pitcher Jake Postlewait earned first-team honors when the All-Pacific-10 baseball team was announced Tuesday. Beavers earning honorable mention were designated hitter/outfielder Chris Biles, infielder Tony Calderon, outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, first baseman Andy Jarvis, outfielder Aaron Mathews and outfielder Seth Pietsch.
Postlewait (Corvallis, Ore./Corvallis HS), a junior lefthander, had a 5-1 record and 3.43 earned run average this season despite missing three weeks' worth of games in March; in 63 innings, he allowed 68 hits and 28 walks while striking out 37. Among Postlewait's victories was a complete-game win over third-ranked Arizona State; he was also the starting pitcher in a win at seventh-ranked Stanford but did not receive the decision.
Biles (Tigard, Ore./Tigard HS), a senior, batted .357 with three homers, one triple, 23 doubles and 31 runs batted in. He set an OSU record for doubles in a career (49) during the season.
Calderon (Orange, Calif./El Modeno HS, Santa Ana JC), a junior, batted .362 with four homers, one triple, 24 doubles and 43 RBIs. He tied the OSU record for doubles in a season this spring.
Ellsbury (Madras, Ore./Madras HS), a freshman, batted .330 with seven homers, three triples, 10 doubles, 33 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. While playing centerfield during the first half of the season, he made two catches that took home runs away from opposing hitters.
Jarvis (Renton, Wash./Liberty HS), a senior, batted .327 with seven homers, one triple, 10 doubles and 49 RBIs. He finished his career as the school's all-time leader in hits (232), RBIs (173), total bases (382) and at-bats (725), and tied for the career record in home runs (34).
Mathews (John Day, Ore./Grant Union HS), a sophomore, batted .307 with three homers, three doubles, 21 RBIs and six stolen bases. After being hit by a pitch in the second game of the season, he missed nearly two months of action but came back to earn Pacific-10 Player of the Week honors for April 7-13.
Pietsch (Wilderville, Ore./Hidden Valley HS), a junior, batted .348 with 12 homers, four triples, 11 doubles, 40 RBIs and six stolen bases. He set the school record for total bases in a season (133) this spring.