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College baseball: Swanson midseason All-American

April 11, 2002

ANTEATER BALLPARK - UC Irvine pitcher Glenn Swanson continues to

make Anteater Coach John Savage look like a genius. Swanson, who was

recruited solely by UCI and Savage, has earned All-America honors as one

of the top freshmen starting pitchers in the country in Baseball

America's 2002 College Midseason Update.

Swanson, from Morse High School in San Diego, was one of four starters

named to the All-American Freshman Team and shares the honor with Garry

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Bakker (North Carolina), Phil Humber (Rice) and Justin Verlander (Old

Dominion).

Swanson, a Big West Pitcher of the Week (April 1) was only one of four

players from the Big West to be honored. He is currently 6-3 with a 2.81

ERA, striking out 58 in 67.1 innings of work, including nine in a game

for an individual high. Swanson has held opposing batters to a .214

average and has allowed 21 earned runs.

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