Maton Named All-WAC

<b>Maton was named first team all-WAC by the league's coaches earlier in the week</b>
Maton was named first team all-WAC by the league's coaches earlier in the week

May 23, 2013

RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech sophomore right hander Phil Maton was named first team all-Western Athletic Conference by on Thursday.

The honor is the second all-WAC honor this week for the Chatham, Ill. native, who was named first team all-WAC earlier this week by the league's head coaches.

Maton led the league in with 89 strikeouts in 2013 and was second among conference pitchers in 2013 with a 2.70 earned run average in 15 appearances and 14 starts. Maton's sophomore campaign was highlighted by a consecutive scoreless inning streak of 29.1 innings without allowing a run.

Maton started 14 of the 15 games he appeared in and led the Bulldog pitching staff in ERA (2.70), innings pitched (96.2) and strikeouts (89). His 89 strikeouts also rank him in the top 50 in the country among Division I pitchers.

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2013 All-WAC Teams

Field Player of the Year - Matt Shortall, Texas-Arlington

Pitcher of the Year - Jeff McKenzie, Cal State Bakersfield

Freshman of the Year - Chris Lewis, Sacramento State

Coach of the Year - Bill Kernen, Cal State Bakersfield

First Team All-WAC

P Jeff McKenzie, Cal State Bakersfield

P Phil Maton, Louisiana Tech

P Scott Brattvet, Cal State Bakersfield

IF RJ Perucki, Texas-San Antonio

IF Tanner Rust, New Mexico State

IF Tyler Shryock, Cal State Bakersfield

IF Robert Lecount, New Mexico State

IF Duncan McAlpine, Dallas Baptist

OF Cody Lovejoy, Texas State

OF Matt Shortall, Texas-Arlington

OF Daniel Rocket, Texas-San Antonio



UTIL Chris Lewis, Sacramento State

Second Team All-WAC

P Brennan Leitao, Sacramento State

P Brad Vachon, Texas-Arlington

P Sutter McLoughlin, Sacramento State

IF Mylz Jones, Cal State Bakersfield

IF Cael Brockmeyer, Cal State Bakersfield

IF Oscar Sanay, Cal State Bakersfield

IF Matt Carroll, San Jose State

IF Nate Roberts, Seattle

OF Kevin Sah, Texas State

OF Riley Good, Texas-San Antonio

OF Michael Medina, New Mexico State

UTIL Tony Ramirez, Texas-San Antonio