June 19, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash.-- After nearly winning the triple crown for the Washington State Cougar baseball team in 2000, redshirt freshman Stefan Bailie was named an Honorable Mention to the 2000 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American team by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Bailie, a native of Mesa, Wash., and a 1998 graduate of Kamiakin High School, finished second on the Cougars in batting at .315, first with 12 home runs and first with 35 RBI. His 12 home runs matched the freshman school record set by Jason Grove during the 1998 season.
He started his rookie campaign with the Cougs on a tear, garnishing a 14-game hitting streak to begin his career. After hitting over .400 for the first month of the season, Bailie cooled in Pac-10 play, but finished with a strong last week of the 2000 season. He hit home runs in three consecutive games to end the season and was 7-for-17 to end the year.
The last Cougar to receive a freshman All-American award was Grove in 1998 when he was also selected to the honorable mention team.
Copy by Jeff R. Evans
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