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Lee, Luster Headline List of ASC Baseball All-Division Award Winners
May 4, 2004

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Josh LeeTrey LusterRICHARDSON, Texas ----- McMurry University pitcher/first baseman Josh Lee (Lufkin, Texas/Abilene Cooper) and East Texas Baptist University center fielder Trey Luster (Baytown, Texas/Robert E. Lee) claimed Division Player of the Year awards and headline the list of 2004 American Southwest Conference baseball East and West Division award recipients announced by the league’s 16 head coaches.

Lee, who helped McMurry to the 2004 ASC championship and West Division co-championship, compiled a 6-1 record (2.12 ERA) with a division-best 40 strikeouts while batting .333 with seven home runs against ASC West teams. A senior, Lee broke the conference’s overall season home run record with 17 and led the Indians with 52 RBIs.

Luster won the ASC East individual batting and hits titles, batting .500 with 37 hits, including 15 for extra-bases, to help East Texas Baptist claim the ASC East (.343) and regular season (.346) batting titles. A junior, Luster smacked a team-high 11 home runs and was good on 26 of 28 stolen base attempts for the season.

Scott GordonBrian WhitworthA pair of senior pitchers -- Scott Gordon (Round Rock, Texas) of Concordia-Austin and Brian Whitworth (Englewood, Colo.) of Hardin-Simmons -- share the ASC West Pitcher of the Year award. Gordon worked seven starts vs. the ASC West, finishing with a 6-1 record (3.45 ERA) with 30 strikeouts and eight walks. Whitworth posted a 6-1 record and 1.99 ERA in nine appearances vs. the West Division, holding the opposition’s hitters to a .270 batting average.

Kyle NewmanMichael SimpsonHardin-Simmons outfielder Michael Simpson (Abilene, Texas/Cooper) was voted ASC West Newcomer of the Year after leading the Cowboys with 22 RBIs in ASC West games. Texas Lutheran pitcher Kyle Newman (Victoria, Texas/Memorial), selected ASC West Freshman of the Year, went 3-0 (2.88 ERA) in his first season vs. the West Division.

Anthony AdlerUniversity of Texas at Dallas right-hander Anthony Adler (Dallas, Texas/Greenhill) claimed two individual awards --ASC East Pitcher of the Year and ASC East Newcomer of the Year -- en route to leading the Comets to the ASC East championship and a runner-up finish in the ASC Championship Tournament. The senior posted a 4-0 record in six division appearances, striking out 29 while allowing just five walks.

Shane ShewmakeLee Driggers

Mississippi College outfielder Dustin Matthews (Hurley, Miss.) was voted ASC East Freshman of the Year after batting .360 with a .475 on-base average vs. ASC East competition.

McMurry head coach Lee Driggers was voted ASC West Coach of the Year while UT Dallas skipper Shane Shewmake was selected ASC East Coach of the Year.


2004 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE EAST DIVISION BASEBALL HONORS

All-East Division Second Team

All-East Division Honorable Mention

All-East Division First Team

Anthony Adler RHP Sr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Dallas, Texas (Greenhill School)
Craig Howze P Jr. Mississippi College Latimer, Miss.
Tommy Edwards C Sr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Baytown, Texas (Sterling HS)
Lawrence Valbuena 1B Sr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Garland, Texas (Naeman Forest HS)
Jared Poteet 2B Jr. East Texas Baptist Univ. DeRidder, La. (DeRidder HS)
Michael Biguenet 3B Sr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Mandeville, La. (Mandeville HS)
Justin Ard SS Jr. Univ. Texas-Tyler Houston, Texas (Clear Creek HS)
Johnny Bernhard OF Sr. Mississippi College Baton Rouge, La.
Phil Grau OF Jr. Univ. Texas-Tyler Chester, Ill. (Chester HS)
Trey Luster OF Jr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Baytown, Texas (Robert E. Lee HS)
Dustyn Parker DH Sr. Louisiana College Logansport, La. (Logansport HS)
Trent Goree UTL So./Fr. Univ. Texas-Tyler Waco, Texas (China Spring HS)

East Division Player of the Year: Trey Luster, CF, Jr. East Texas Baptist University
East Division Pitcher of the Year: Anthony Adler, RHP, Sr., University of Texas at Dallas
East Division Newcomer of the Year: Anthony Adler, RHP, Sr., University of Texas at Dallas
East Division Freshman of the Year: Dustin Matthews, OF, Fr., Mississippi College (Hurley, Miss.)
East Division Coach of the Year: Shane Shewmake, University of Texas at Dallas

All-East Division Second Team
Kevin McKnight LHP Jr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Irving, Texas (MacArthur HS)
Derek Tillman P Sr. Mississippi College Long Beach, Miss.
Demetri White LHP Jr. LeTourneau Univ. The Woodlands, Texas (TWHS)
Justin Price C Jr. Univ. Texas-Dallas McKinney, Texas (McKinney HS)
Trent Goree 1B So./Fr. Univ. Texas-Tyler Waco, Texas (China Spring HS)
Matt Byrnes 2B So. Louisiana College Pineville, La. (Tioga HS)
James Morgan 3B Jr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Marshall, Texas (Marshall HS)
Johnny Espree SS Jr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Dallas, Texas (Bishop Dunne HS)
Mark Cardoza OF Sr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Lewisville, Texas
Chase Crump OF Jr. Louisiana College Pineville, La. (Pineville HS)
Caleb Hilton OF Jr. Univ. of the Ozarks Clarksville, Ark.
Rob Spencer DH Jr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Bristol, Tenn.
Dustyn Parker UTL Sr. Louisiana College Logansport, La. (Logansport HS)
         
All-East Division Honorable Mention
Gordon Walters RHP Jr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Columbia, Texas (West HS)
John Beck C Fr. Univ. Texas-Tyler Fort Worth, Texas (Nolan Catholic HS)
Chris McGuire C Fr. Austin College Highland Village, Texas (Marcus HS)
Matt Neighbors C So. LeTourneau Univ. Trenton, Ill. (Wesclin HS)
Chas Evans 1B Sr. Mississippi College Ocean Springs, Miss.
Marc Chisholm 3B So. Mississippi College Clinton, Miss.
Ross Doughty SS Sr. Louisiana College Crowley, La. (Crowley HS)
Nick Moody SS Jr. Mississippi College Latimer, Miss.
Caleb Chandler OF Sr. Univ. Texas-Dallas Tyler, Texas (Chapel Hill HS)
Clay Copeland OF Fr. Univ. Texas-Tyler White Oak, Texas (White Oak HS)
Dennis Kelly OF So. Austin College Lewisville, Texas (Jesuit HS)
David Staton OF Jr. Austin College Carrollton, Texas (The Colony HS)
Damon Stokes CF So. LeTourneau Univ. Anchorage, Alaska
Chris Yoder OF Jr. East Texas Baptist Univ. Longview, Texas (Longview HS)
Anthony Brandon DH/UT So. Univ. of the Ozarks Rogers, Ark.
Mario Gallizzi DH Jr./So. Univ. Texas-Tyler Grapevine, Texas (Colleyville Heritage)

2004 AMERICAN SOUTHWEST CONFERENCE WEST DIVISION BASEBALL HONORS

All-West Division First Team

Scott Gordon P Sr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock HS)
Brian Whitworth P Sr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Englewood, Colo. (Denver Christian HS)
Aaron Crais C So. Texas Lutheran Univ. Georgetown, Texas (Georgetown HS)
Josh Lee 1B Sr. McMurry Univ. Lufkin, Texas (Abilene Cooper HS)
Greg Warren 2B So. Concordia Univ.-Austin Austin, Texas (Austin HS)
Craig Simpson 3B Jr. Howard Payne Univ. Brownwood, Texas (Brownwood HS)
Albert Carrizales SS So. McMurry Univ. Fort Worth, Texas (Crowley HS)
Greg Erickson OF So. McMurry Univ. Crowley, Texas (Crowley HS)
Michael Popino OF Jr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Plano, Texas (Plano East HS)
Michael Simpson OF So./Fr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Abilene, Texas (Cooper HS)
Tim Gardner DH Sr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Deer Park, Texas (Deer Park HS)
Javier San Miguel UTL Sr. Howard Payne Univ. Clute, Texas (Clute HS)

West Division Player of the Year: Josh Lee, P/1B, Sr., McMurry University
West Division Co-Pitcher of the Year: Scott Gordon, P, Sr., Concordia University at Austin; Brian Whitworth, P, Sr., Hardin-Simmons University
West Division Newcomer of the Year: Michael Simpson, OF, So./Fr., Hardin-Simmons University
West Division Freshman of the Year: Kyle Newman, P, Fr., Texas Lutheran University
West Division Coach of the Year: Lee Driggers, McMurry University

All-West Division Second Team
Steve Smith P So. Concordia Univ.-Austin Round Rock, Texas (McNeil HS)
Brian Wallace P So. Texas Lutheran Univ. Seguin, Texas (Seguin HS)
Tim Gardner C Sr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Deer Park, Texas (Deer Park HS)
David White 1B Sr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Deer Park, Texas (Deer Park HS)
Justin Champion 2B Jr. Univ. Mary Hardin-Baylor Pasadena, Texas (Rayburn HS)
Kevin Heady 3B Jr. Sul Ross State Univ. El Paso, Texas
Chris Dusablon SS Jr. Texas Lutheran Univ. Simi Valley, Calif. (Royal HS)
Issac Salazar SS So. Concordia Univ.-Austin Corpus Christi, Texas (Moody HS)
Tye Moore OF Jr. Howard Payne Univ. Justin, Texas
Dean Shirley OF So. Univ. Mary Hardin-Baylor Corpus Christi, Texas (Carroll HS)
Justin Wilson OF Jr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Abilene, Texas (Abilene Christian U)
Michael Popino DH Jr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Plano, Texas (Plano East HS)
Jake Decker UTL Sr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Houston, Texas (Westfield HS)
All-West Division Honorable Mention
Cody Armour P Jr. Sul Ross State Univ. Odessa, Texas
Chema Chavez P Sr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Sweeny, Texas (Sweeny HS)
Kyle Furrer P Jr. Univ. Mary Hardin-Baylor Lorena, Texas (Lorena HS)
Scott Meurer RHP Jr. McMurry Univ. Fredricksburg, Texas (FHS)
Kyle Newman P Fr. Texas Lutheran Univ. Victoria, Texas (Memorial HS)
Nick Schafer P So. McMurry Univ. San Antonio, Texas (MacArthur HS)
Seth Ardoin C Sr. McMurry Univ. El Paso, Texas (Eastwood HS)
Stephen Lynn C Sr. Howard Payne Univ. Levelland, Texas (Levelland HS)
Brice Gilmore 1B Jr. Texas Lutheran Univ. Austin, Texas (Anderson HS)
Andy Harrington 1B Sr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Duncanville, Texas (Duncanville HS)
Bobby Mesker 2B Sr. Sul Ross State Univ. Wolfforth, Texas
Carlos Buentello 3B Sr. Texas Lutheran Univ. Carrizo Springs, Texas (CPHS)
Bo Cobb 3B Jr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Deer Park, Texas (Deer Park HS)
Brad Coleman 3B Fr. Hardin-Simmons Univ. Abilene, Texas (Cooper HS)
Chase Kimball SS So. Schreiner Univ. Uvalde, Texas (Uvalde HS)
Scott Bunting OF Jr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Houston, Texas (Langham Creek HS)
Jeremiah Kester OF Fr. Schreiner Univ. New Braunfels, Texas (Canyon HS)
Ryan Laverell OF Sr. Sul Ross State Univ. Seabrook, Texas
Ryan Pounds OF Fr. Concordia Univ.-Austin Austin, Texas
Casey Rehfeld OF So. Texas Lutheran Univ. San Antonio, Texas (O’Connor HS)
Heath Haverland DH Sr. Univ. Mary Hardin-Baylor Taylor, Texas (Taylor HS)
Ray Amaro UTL Sr. Schreiner Univ. Round Rock, Texas (McCallum HS)
Tim Beecham UTL Sr. Texas Lutheran Univ. San Antonio, Texas (Churchill HS)

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