Bogusevic Claims All-America Honors From ABCA

In addition to his title as second-team All-American, Bogusevic also claimed first-team All-South Region honors by the ABCA. Currently in Durham, N.C., for a tryout with Team USA, Bogusevic previously garnered All-America recognition from Baseball America (second team) and CollegeBaseballInsider.com (honorable mention) earlier during the offseason.

Tulane University baseball standout Brian Bogusevic claimed his third All-America honor of the 2004 season when the American Baseball Coaches Association placed him on the second-team as a utility athlete, the organization announced Tuesday from the College World Series.

In addition to his title as second-team All-American, Bogusevic also claimed first-team All-South Region honors by the ABCA. Currently in Durham, N.C., for a tryout with Team USA, Bogusevic previously garnered All-America recognition from Baseball America (second team) and CollegeBaseballInsider.com (honorable mention) earlier during the offseason.

A native of Oak Lawn, Ill, he stood out both at the plate and on the mound in 2004. With his bat, Bogusevic led Tulane in RBI (68), triples (4) and total bases (132) while ranking second in home runs (10) and slugging percentage (.559) and fourth in hitting (.339). On the mound, he paced the team in innings pitched (111.2) and strikeouts (84), finished tied for the team lead in wins (9), and third in ERA (4.19) and opponent batting average (.289).

A second-team All C-USA honoree, Bogusevic was also the only player in the nation in 2004 to earn a national weekly honor as both a hitter and a pitcher.

On April 12, he was named Conference USA, Louisiana Sports Writers Association and NCBWA Pitcher of the Week after tossing 8.2 scoreless innings vs. arch-rival LSU with four strikeouts, no walks and just four singles. Then, on May 17, he was named C-USA Player of the Week, Louisiana Player of the Week and Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week after hitting .538 with a pair of home runs and eight RBI.

In the postseason, Bogusevic claimed Most Outstanding Player honors at the 2004 NCAA Oxford Regional after another stellar two-way showing. He hit .364 with a home run and six RBI while also picking up a win on the mound when he struck out three and gave up just two earned runs on eight hits in 8.2 innings of work vs. Washington in the opener.

Bogusevic and the Green Wave concluded the 2004 season 41-21 on the year, finishing runner-up in C-USA and advancing all the way to the NCAA Fullerton Super Regional. While Tulane fell just one step shy of making it to Omaha, the boys in Olive and Blue return seven positional starters and nine experience pitchers are slated to return next year.

Tulane Diamond Notes: Former Tulane standout and 2003 All-American Michael Aubrey has been selected to play in the sixth annual New York Mercantile Exchange All-Star Futures Game, which will be played Sunday, July 11 at Minute Maid Park in Houston in conjunction with the Major League All-Star Game...both Aubrey and former Green Wave great Jake Gautreau got call-ups during the week.

Aubrey will be joining the Double-A Akron Aeros (Cleveland Indians) after hitting .339 (74-for-218) with 14 doubles, a triple, 10 home runs and 60 RBI in 60 games with the Kinston Indians (Advanced A).

Gautreau, meanwhile, will move on to the Triple-A Portland Beavers (San Diego Padres) after hitting .259 (55-for-212) with 13 doubles, 10 home runs and 30 RBI in 66 games with the Mobile Bay Bears (Double-A).

2004 senior reliever Joey Charron has signed a professional contract with the Sioux City Explorers, and independent club in the Northern League.

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