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Other goings on with USC Baseball.

Green Named Co-Freshman of the Year

Freshman Shortstop Grant Green was named Pac 10 Co-Freshman of the Year along with ucla's Gabe Cohen.

USC shortstop Grant Green (Anaheim Hills/Canyon HS) was named 2007 Pac-10 Conference Co-Freshman of the Year as the all-conference team was released Wednesday. Green joins Anthony Lunetta (2000) and Jeff Clement (2003) as members of the USC baseball program who have received the honor.

In 53 games this season, Green leads the Trojans with a .325 batting average. He has 13 doubles, 10 triples, two home runs, 24 RBI and six stolen bases. He broke the school single-season record with his ninth triple and is in the top three nationally for triples per game (0.19 average).

He has hit safely in 24 of his last 26 games and has recorded only two errors in his last 21 games.

SC gets 4 Pac 10 Honorable Mentions

Grant Green along with teammates Brad Boxberger, Matt Cusick, Hector Estrella and Paul Koss were all named honorable mention honors for the all Pac 10 team.

The Freshman are the Future

 I already discussed freshman Robert Stock below, but there is also an article in the DN on SC's freshman class. While some might think this season was less than stellar it should be noted that SC had the toughest schedule in D-1 and with the third best recruiting class in the country the future looks bright.

The lofty expectations placed on a USC baseball recruiting class that entered the season ranked third-best in the country have been more than met by freshmen Grant Green and Brad Boxberger.

Green, the Trojans' first true freshman starter at shortstop in a decade, was named Pacific-10 Conference Co-Freshman of the Year, making him the third player in program history to earn the honor. Staff ace Boxberger joined Green in earning All-Pac-10 honorable mention recognition.

"Obviously Grant Green is separating himself from some of the elite players in the nation," USC coach Chad Kreuter said. "And Brad Boxberger has had a much better season than his record shows, he's had some bad luck and no-decisions. ...

"They've both had phenomenal years."

I think next year we will see a big difference in how the team performs!