June 18, 2002

Gomes Named to ABCA All-West Region First Team

June 18, 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University rightfielder Joey Gomes added yet another accolade to his already impressive resume on Tuesday when he was named First Team All-West Region by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

The senior from Petaluma, Calif., had one of the best offensive years in schools history in 2002 and here's why. The .408 batting average ranked him No. 36 in the nation in 2002 and No. 3 in the Santa Clara record books for all-time single season batting average.

Following his impressive final year on the Mission Campus, Gomes was named a First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and was drafted just a few days later in the eighth round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He joins his brother, Jonny Gomes, and former Bronco standout Randy Winn in the Devil Rays system.

ABCA All-West Region Teams

First Team
1B Nate Gold, Gonzaga
2B Gabe Veloz, New Mexico State
3B David Bagley, San Diego
SS Michael Moon, USC
OF Sam Fuld, Stanford
OF Eric Verbryke, Cal State Northridge
OF Joey Gomes, Santa Clara
OF Brian Barre, USC
C Alberto Concepcion USC
DH David Trujillo, UNLV
SP Jeremy Guthrie, Stanford
SP Abe Alvarez, Long Beach State
SP Philip Humber, Rice
RP Royce Ring, San Diego State

Second Team
1B Vincent Sinisi, Rice
2B Shaun Larkin, Cal State Northridge
3B Mark Teahen, Saint Mary's
SS Taber Lee, San Diego State
OF Ryan Kenning, New Mexico State
OF Joe Wickman, UNLV
OF Jason Waugh, Saint Mary's
OF Shane Costa, Cal State Fullerton
C Steve Booth, San Francisco
DH Joey Metropoulos, USC
SP Wes Littleton, Cal State Fullerton
SP Bill Murphy, Cal State Northridge
SP Matt Durkin, San Jose State
RP Chad Cordero, Cal State Fullerton