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WEDNESDAY SPORTS NEWS/New York Mets' first-round draft pick and freshman closer from Westview High honored as first-teamers by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assoiation

Oregon Ducks pitchers David Peterson and Kenyon Yovan have been named All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.YOVAN

Peterson also was selected to the Perfect Game All-America team.

Peterson was drafted in the first round, No. 20 overall, on Monday night by the New York Mets.

A junior from Denver, he went 11-4 this season with a 2.51 ERA and school-record 140 strikeouts in 140 1/3 innings. He walked 15 batters.

Yovan, a freshman from Westview High, also is a finalist for the NCBWA's Stopper of the Year award. He is one of only three true freshmen on the writers' first-team All-America list. The others are Texas A&M second baseman Braden Schewmake and Southern Miss outfielder Matt Wallner.

Yovan saved 15 games, which was tied for fourth in the nation. He had a 1.97 ERA and a 1-1 record, with 36 strikeouts and six walks in 32 innings.

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