Six Aztecs Earn All-Conference Baseball Honors
May 22, 2013
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Six San Diego State players have been named to the 2013 all-Mountain West baseball team including two first-team and four second-team selections. Second baseman Tim Zier and pitcher Ryan Doran are first-team honorees while second team members include pitchers Michael Cederoth and Bubba Derby plus catcher Jake Romanski and first baseman Ryan Muno. The six athletes represent the most all-league selections for the Aztec since the 2007 season.
Zier led the Aztecs in hitting in conference play with a .350 batting average. He recorded six doubles, a pair of triples and a home run in Mountain West action. He finished among the top eight in the league in seven categories including batting average, hits, triples, runs scored and stolen bases.
Doran went 5-1 in league play with a 2.44 earned run average while leading the Aztecs in both of those categories. His ERA was third-best among Mountain West hurlers and he finished third in conference play in strikeouts and fourth in strikeouts looking.
Cederoth completed the league season with a 2-5 mark and a 4.45 earned run average. He was the victim of limited run support on several occasions as the Aztecs scored three or fewer runs in three of his conference defeats. He led the league in strikeouts (72 in 60.2 innings) and strikeouts looking (20). In addition, his .211 opponent batting average was third-lowest among league pitchers.
As SDSU's closer during his freshman campaign, Derby led the Mountain West with 10 saves while his 15 appearances in league play ranked third. He compiled a record of 2-2 as well along with a 3.32 earned run average while striking out 25 over his 19 innings of work.
Muno, who missed six weeks of the season with a broken hand, came back to hit .343 in Mountain West play with a team-leading 12 doubles and 30 runs batted in. He was among the league's top 10 in both of those categories as well as on-base percentage, slugging percentage and walks.
Romanski emerged as arguably the top defensive catcher in the conference while hitting .270 with 19 RBI in league action. He threw out half of the runners attempting to steal while he was behind the plate. He was also responsible for a pair of walk-off wins in conference play driving in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth on two occasions.
San Diego State will open play at the Mountain West Tournament later today (Wednesday, May 22) when it faces Air Force at 3:00 p.m. (PT) at Pete Beiden Field in Fresno.