Ellsbury named All America
Provided by Kip Carlson
OSU Sports Information
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State freshman outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury recently added to his list of accomplishments in his first year out of Madras High.
Ellsbury has been named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team. The team is selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Ellsbury, whose family still resides in Madras, batted .330 with seven home runs, three triples, 10 doubles, 33 runs batted in, 56 runs scored and was 14-for-18 on stolen base attempts. He started all 53 games for the Beavers, including 30 in center field while Aaron Mathews was out of action before moving to right field at midseason.
Mathews, incidentally, was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team in 2002.
Among the Pacific-10 leaders at the end of the regular season, Ellsbury was tied for fifth in hit by pitch (11); tied for seventh in stolen bases (14); and 10th in runs scored (56). Among OSU's all-time single-season leaders, he was second in runs (56) and tied for 10th in at-bats (206).
In the season's last 13 games, Ellsbury batted .434 (23-for-53) with five homers, one triple, three doubles, 12 RBIs, 17 runs and six stolen bases. Elevated to the leadoff spot full-time on May 2, Ellsbury led off the game by reaching base nine of 12 times (two homers, one double, four singles and two walks).