Wells All-Star team chosen

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The results are in and the votes have been counted for the presentation of the All-Jim Wells 10th Anniversary Baseball Team at The University of Alabama.

Alabama fans voted on the school's official website from Jan. 16 through Feb. 6. A total of 6,162 votes were cast to select the 10th anniversary Wells team. Fans were able to vote for players at various positions that would comprise the All-Wells team.

The selection called for eight starting pitchers, six outfielders, three catchers, three relief pitchers, two first basemen, two second basemen, two third basemen, two shortstops and two utility players. There were 10 starting pitchers selected as three players tied for the eighth and final spot in the balloting.

The team was announced today at the annual preseason barbecue sponsored by the Alabama GrandSlammers. The barbecue was held in the Scholarship Room at Bryant-Denny Stadium and gave the fans a glimpse of the 2004 Crimson Tide baseball team. Coach Wells addressed the 500+ people in attendance and then invited the group to Sewell-Thomas Stadium to watch the final scrimmage of the preseason camp.

The All-Wells team contains players that played during the 1995-2004 seasons at Alabama, including three current members of the UA baseball team.

Current players named to the All-Wells team include junior left-hand pitcher Brent Carter, junior left-hand pitcher Taylor Tankersley and senior lefty Jeffrey Norris.

Andy Phillips (1997-99) was the top overall vote getter with 3,704 votes. The Demopolis, Ala., native wrapped up his 244-game career by hitting .356 with 61 home runs and 226 RBI. He is the Alabama all-time leader in games played, starts, at-bats, runs scored, total hits, home runs, RBI and total bases.

The remaining top 10 vote getters included G.W. Keller (3,642), Joe Caruso (3,554), Jarrod Kingrey (3,528), Lance Cormier (3,399), Dustan Mohr (3,358), Jeremy Vaughn (3,200), Matt Frick (3,192), Jonathan Blankenship (3,171) and Scott McClanahan (2,946).

The All-Wells team, as voted by the Crimson Tide fans, is as follows:


Matt Frick (1997-98): The starting catcher for the Crimson Tide in 1997-98...In his two-year career, Frick batted .336 (156-for-464) with 38 home runs and 115 RBI...As a senior, Frick batted .342 with 22 home runs and 60 RBI...Set Alabama record for seniors with 22 home runs...In his first season with the Crimson Tide, he hit .331 with 16 home runs and 55 RBI..As a junior, he led the SEC with a .998 fielding percentage...Second team All-SEC selection (1997)...SEC All-Tournament Team selection...Member of 1997 Alabama team that finished runner up at the College World Series...Named to the 1997 All-CWS squad...He slugged walk-off home run to give the Crimson Tide a thrilling 9-8 win in 10 innings over Southern California to advance to the CWS in 1997...Ranks sixth all-time at UA with a .991 fielding percentage.

Jeremy Brown (1999-2002): A four-year letterman, Brown was the winner of the 2002 Johnny Bench Award, presented annually by the Greater Wichita (Kansas) Sports Commission to best catcher in college baseball...Brown was the Crimson Tide's starting catcher in 2001 and 2002 after playing his first two years at first base...The Hueytown, Ala., native batted .337 (307-for-910) in his career with 46 home runs and 230 RBI...A 2002 first-round draft selection by the Oakland Athletics, Brown is the school's all-time leader in games played (251), starts (251), runs scored (244), walks (207) and putouts (1,660)...In addition, he is the only player in SEC history with 300 career hits and 200 career walks...Member of two SEC Tournament Championship teams...Also played in the 1999 College World Series...Also named 2002 District III Player of the Year by the NCBWA.

Dax Norris (1995-96): Norris was the starting catcher on Wells first two Alabama teams in 1995-96...A First-Team Super Smith All-America pick in 1996, Norris finished his career with a .329 (177-for-538) batting average with nine home runs and 83 RBI...As a senior (1996), Norris batted .370 (105-for-284) with six home runs and 49 RBI...Norris' 105 hits in 1996 are the third-most by an Alabama player in school history...Member of two straight SEC Tournament Championship teams (1995-96)...Played in 1996 NCAA South I Regional...Led UA to 1996 College World Series, its first appearance since the 1983 season...First-Team All-SEC and First-Team All South Region (ABCA) as a senior...Also led the Crimson Tide with a .993 fielding clip in 1996.

First Base

Chris Moller (1995-96): Played two seasons at Alabama as the starting first baseman...In his two-year career, Moller batted .375 (177-for-472) with 23 home runs and 98 RBI...As a senior, he hit .350 with 13 home runs and 54 RBI...UA's single-season record holder for putouts with 588 (1996)...Slugged two home runs in Alabama's first CWS win of the Jim Wells era, beating Oklahoma State 7-5...Moller's two-run, walk-off home run against the Cowboys gave UA a thrilling come-from-behind win in Omaha...In his first season with the Crimson Tide, Moller hit .405 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI...Named Third Team Super Smith All-American in 1995...Also named to the 1995 American Baseball Coaches Association All-South Region Team...First UA player since David Magadan (1983) to hit .400 in a single-season...Ranked third in the SEC and 34th in the NCAA in hitting as a junior...Named to the 1995 All-SEC Western Division Tournament squad...Also chosen as SEC Player of the Week after his game-winning home run against Florida.

Robbie Tucker (1996-97): A two-year starter for the Crimson Tide at first base and designated hitter...Concluded his career with a .301 (87-for-289) average with 21 home runs and 77 RBI...As a senior (1997), Tucker batted .305 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI...He was one of an NCAA record four Alabama players to his 20+ home runs in one season...Alabama hit a school record 160 home runs in 1997, which ranked second in the nation that year to LSU...The 160 home runs rank third in NCAA history...As a junior, Tucker batted .288 with one home run and 10 RBI in 1996.

Second Base

Joe Caruso (1994-97): A sparkplug on the 1996 and 1997 CWS teams...UA's starting second basemen for four years...In his four-year career, Caruso batted .343 (309-for-900) with 37 home runs and 181 RBI...Ranks among UA career leaders in at-bats (900), runs scored (206), hits (309), doubles (58), triples (10), home runs (37) and RBI (181)...Alabama's single-season (210) and all-time assists (675) leader...As a senior, Caruso batted .378 (98-for-259) with 15 home runs, 76 RBI and 22 doubles...Also holds single-season Alabama records for second baseman with 76 runs scored, 102 hits and five triples...Named Second-Team All-America by the NCBWA in 1997...Also named First-Team All-SEC and First-Team All-South Region (ABCA) as a senior...Named Most Valuable Player of the 1996 SEC Tournament, leading the Crimson Tide to second of three straight post-season championships...Member of 1996 SEC Championship Team...Played on two College World Series Teams...Named to the 1997 All-CWS team following his performance in Omaha.

Sam Bozanich (1998-2000): The Crimson Tide's starting second baseman for three years...In his career, Bozanich batted .333 (258-for-775) with 29 home runs and 148 RBI...1998 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American...Batted .333 (75-for-225) as a rookie with three home runs and 28 RBI...Led UA with 17 doubles, becoming first freshman to pace the club in two-base hits since David Magadan recorded 20 doubles in 1981...As a sophomore, Sam batted .308 (85-for-276) with eight homers, 57 RBI and 19 doubles...Named to 1999 NCAA Regional All-Tournament team...Hit safely in all four games at 1999 CWS, including game-winning RBI against Rice...As a junior, Bozanich batted .356 (98-for-275) with 20 doubles, 18 home runs and 83 RBI...He led the team in home runs and RBI and fell one hit short of the team lead in hitting, which would have made him the Crimson Tide's first triple crown winner since 1993...Bozanich set Alabama single-season record for second basemen with 18 home runs and 83 RBI...Third-Team All-America selection by the NCBWA...Second-Team All-SEC pick.


Adam Pavkovich (2001-03): A three-year starter at short for the Crimson Tide...Pavkovich batted .297 (168-for-565) in his career with 17 home runs and 101 RBI...Also tallied 45 career doubles...Pavkovich turned in his best season with the Crimson Tide as a junior (2003), where he batted .338 with 11 home runs and 55 RBI...He also added 27 doubles, which led the SEC and set the Alabama single-season record for shortstops...Pavkovich became the first UA player to lead the league in doubles since David Magadan posted a then-SEC record 31 two-base hits in 1983...Pavkovich was the only UA player to play every inning of every game in 2003...Named to the 2003 NCAA Regional and SEC All-Tournament Team...Also a CoSIDA/Verizon District IV All-Academic pick...A three-time Academic All-SEC selection...As a sophomore, he batted .272 with five home runs and 32 RBI...Tied UA single-season record with 12 sacrifice bunts in 2002...Also named to the 2002 NCAA Regional All-Tournament team.

Brett Taft (1993-96): One of the best shortstops to ever play for the Crimson Tide...A four-year starter for the Crimson Tide and a vital part of coach Jim Wells 1996 SEC Championship and College World Series club...Taft homered in his first at bat for the Crimson Tide in 1993 and ended the game with two home runs in his first two games...He also hit two home runs in his last game for Alabama against Clemson at the 1996 College World Series...In his four-year career, Taft batted .278 (208-for-749) with 21 home runs and 114 RBI...As a senior, Taft batted .283 (60-for-212) with seven home runs and 35 RBI...Named SEC Player of the Week (April 8, 1996)...Also named to 1996 Olive Garden Classic All-Tournament Team...A member of the 1996 NCAA South I Regional All-Tournament team...Taft ranks second on the Alabama single-season (210, 1996) and career charts (620) for assists.

Third Base

Andy Phillips (1996-99): Perhaps the most decorated player in the history of Alabama baseball...Played in 224 career games for the Crimson Tide and batted .356 (322-for-904) with 61 home runs and 226 RBI...Alabama's all-time leader in games played (244), games started (224), at-bats (904), runs scored (222), hits (322), home runs (61), RBI (226) and total bases (590)...In addition, Phillips ranked second in career doubles (63) and triples (11) and third in assists (537) and 10th in walks (86)...As a senior, Phillips batted .398 (103-for-259) with 22 home runs and 66 RBI...A First-Team All-America selection, Phillips was named to NCBWA Super All-American squad...A finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, Phillips was also named the NCBWA District III Player of the Year...He was also tabbed First-Team All-American by College Baseball Insider and a Third-Team All-America pick by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the ABCA...In addition, he set Alabama single-season records for total bases (203) and set UA records for home runs (22) and RBI (66) by a shortstop...He also tied the school record for most home runs by a senior...Posted an SEC record 36-game hitting streak during his senior year...The Demopolis native batted .366 with 15 home runs and 65 RBI as a sophomore and hit .351 with 11 homers and 82 RBI as a junior...Named Sporting News National Player of the Week in 1998.

Brent Boyd (1999-2002): A four-year starter, Boyd appeared in 243 games at Alabama, making 235 career starts...The Fort Worth, Texas native started at six different positions for Alabama, including left field (1), shortstop (1), DH (8), third base (98), second base (101) and first base (25)...He compiled a .326 (314-for-964) career batting average with 38 home runs and 196 RBI...He also amassed 499 total bases for a .518 career slugging percentage... Boyd is one of four UA players with 300 or more career hits...He holds Alabama career record for most at-bats (964) and sacrifice flies (14)...Boyd is one of several UA players to record two sacrifice flies in a single-game...In addition to his career records, Boyd also ranks among the school's all-time leaders in games played (243), runs scored (233), hits (314), doubles (63), home runs (38), RBI (196), total bases (499) and career assists (454)...As a senior, Boyd batted .287 with eight home runs and 51 RBI...He was named the 2002 SEC Tournament MVP after hitting .500 (10-for-20) with eight runs scored, two doubles, one home runs and three RBI...He hit safely in all five SEC Tourney games for the Tide.


G.W. Keller (1997-99): A three-year starter for the Crimson Tide, Keller was a member of two College World Series teams at the Capstone...He wrapped up his 201-game career by hitting .381 with 50 home runs and 202 RBI...Keller's 50 home runs ranks second all-time at the Capstone...Only player in SEC history with 50 home runs and 50 stolen bases...Also added 43 career doubles, 12 triples and 90 walks for the Tide...As a senior, Keller batted .396 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI...He scored 85 runs and added 15 doubles and four triples...He helped Alabama to the SEC Tournament Championship, where he was named the Most Valuable Player...In addition, Keller helped the Crimson Tide to the NCAA Regional and Super Regional championship as well as berth in the 1999 College World Series...He was a first-team All-America pick by College Baseball Insider...Named First-Team All-SEC and First-Team All South Region pick by the ABCA...As a junior, Keller batted .377 with 14 home runs and 62 RBI...He hit an Alabama record three home runs in a 27-0 win over Niagara in 1998...In his first season with the Tide, Keller batted .369 with 21 homers and 68 RBI...He was one of an NCAA record four Alabama players to hit 20 or more home runs in 1997...The Crimson Tide hit 160 homers that year, second to LSU and third all-time in NCAA history...He was named to the 1997 NCAA South II Regional All-Tournament team, where he recorded two outfield assists in the championship game win over Southern Cal...Also named to the 1997 CWS All-Tournament squad.

Dustan Mohr (1995-97): As a junior, Mohr hit .337 with a career best 25 home runs and 79 RBI...The 25 homers led the Alabama team...Mohr was one of an NCAA record four UA players to his 20+ home runs in 1997 as the Crimson Tide set the school record with 160 four-baggers in that record setting year...The 160 home runs rank third all-time in NCAA history...1997 South I Regional All-Tournament Team selection...In the four games, he batted .375 with two home runs and five RBI...Named to 1997 SEC All-Tournament team...Mohr helped Alabama win the NCAA national championship with a .621 slugging percentage in 1997, the highest mark in school history...In addition, the slugging mark was the second highest total in NCAA history...The Tide also led the nation in runs scored and total hits in 1997...In his sophomore season, Mohr batted .306 with 10 home run and 52 RBI for the Crimson Tide...He was second on the team in run scored (52) and RBI...1996 SEC All-Tournament Team selection...As a freshman, Mohr batted .264 with 12 home runs and 44 RBI...The 12 home runs set the Alabama single-season record for a freshman...He led UA in homers as a rookie and third in RBI....1995 Freshman All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball...At the time, Mohr was just the third UA rookie to earn freshman AA honors...Member of the 1995 Continental Airlines Aggie Classic All-Tournament Team.

Scott McClanahan (1999-2002): A four-year letterman and three-year starter for the Crimson Tide...McClanahan became a mainstay in the UA outfield and might be one the best center fielders to ever play for the Tide...Concluded his career with 125 consecutive starts in center...Member of three SEC Tournament Championship teams and three NCAA Regional teams...He was a three-time Academic All-SEC selection and member of the CoSIDA/Verizon District IV Academic team...In his 227-game career, McClanahan batted .312 with 24 home runs and 129 RBI...He also added 188 runs scored, 51 doubles and 56 stolen bases to his career totals...Alabama's all-time leader with 22 outfield assists...As a senior, Mac batted .298 with a team-leading 14 home runs and 62 RBI...He was also 20-for-25 in the stolen base department and added 80 runs and 22 doubles to his offensive numbers in 2002...He led the SEC with eight outfield assists as a senior...As a junior, McClanahan hit .341 with four home runs and 35 RBI for the Crimson Tide...Member of the 1999 College World Series team at UA, becoming a second-generation CWS player (his father Mark played on Auburn's 1976 CWS team)...Mac's first career home run came in the 1999 NCAA Regional against Navy.

Beau Hearod (2001-03): A three-year starter at Alabama, Hearod played in 177 games during his Crimson Tide career...The Jennings, La., native appeared in 177 games and batted .327 (210-for-643) with 40 home runs and 191 RBI...He also added 141 runs, 43 doubles, five triples, 383 total bases and a .595 slugging mark...He also wrapped up his UA career with five grand slams, missing the school and NCAA career record of six grand slams held by Mike Pitisci in 1984...As a senior, Hearod batted .346 (80-for-231) with 20 home runs and 82 RBI...He ranked ninth nationally in home runs and 17th nationally with 0.32 home runs per game...He was sixth in the nation in total RBI and ninth with 1.32 RBI per game as a senior...In addition, he set the UA single-season record for most RBI by a senior and outfielder...Hearod also led the SEC and ranked 27th nationally with a whopping .719 slugging mark...Alabama career record-holder with 18 sacrifice flies...The First-Team All-SEC selection led the league in home runs and RBI, becoming the first Crimson Tide player to lead the SEC in those categories since 1986...Overall, Hearod became the fourth UA player to lead the league in homers and fourth player to pace the conference in RBI...A first-team All-America selection by the NCBWA, Hearod was named the organization's District III Player of the Year in 2003...A three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, Hearod was a second-team Academic All-American in 2003 and a third-team winner in 2002...As a junior, Hearod batted .335 with 12 home runs and 54 RBI...In his first year with the Tide (2001), he batted .295 with eight homers and 55 RBI.

Travis Garner (2002-03): A two-year starter for the Crimson Tide in the outfield...Split time between right and left field as a junior then replaced Scott McClanahan in center for his senior season...Member of two SEC Tournament Championship clubs and two NCAA Regional participants...In his 125-game career, Garner batted .345 with eight home runs and 60 RBI...He also added 121 runs scored, 30 doubles and 45 stolen bases...Garner was the Crimson Tide's leading hitter in SEC play each of his two seasons at the Capstone...As a senior, he led UA with a .365 average and added two home runs and 29 RBI, primarily from the leadoff spot in the order...Garner also added 64 runs scored, 19 stolen bases and 15 doubles as a senior...Ranked third in the SEC with a .365 batting clip as a senior...Posted two, 18-game hitting streaks in 2003...Tied the Alabama single-game record with five hits in a 17-16 win over South Alabama...He did not make an error until the next to the last game of the 2003 season, setting the single-season record for most errorless games at 57 last year...As a junior, he batted .323 with six home runs and 31 RBI...Alabama's leading hitter in SEC play.

David Tidwell (1996-97): A two-year starter in the Crimson Tide outfield...Played on two College World Series teams...Helped UA to the 1996 SEC Championship, its first since 1968...Also played on two NCAA Regional Championship teams and two SEC Tournament championship clubs...In his career, Tidwell batted .328 (177-for-540) with 15 home runs and 95 RBI...Also a threat on the bases by stealing 62 of 70 base attempts...Named the 1997 SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player...In his senior season, Tidwell batted .342 with 10 home runs and 65 RBI... He also added 86 runs, 35 stolen bases (39 atts) and 18 doubles...He set the Alabama single-season record with 295 at-bats as a senior...He also recorded 101 hits in 1997...At the SEC Tourney, Tidwell hit .522 (12-for-23) with three home runs and 10 RBI as the Tide captured its third straight post-season crown...He also added 10 runs scored and six stolen bases...As a junior, he batted .310 with five home runs and 30 RBI...Swiped 27 of 31 bases...Recorded 23 multiple hit games...Slugged solo home run against Oklahoma State in UA's 7-5 win at the College World Series, the first CWS game in the Wells era...Named to the South I Regional All-Tournament team and the 1996 Olive Garden Classic All-Tournament squad. Utility/Designated Hitter:

Roberto Vaz (1997): Played at Alabama only one season (1997), but no one had a bigger impact in a short amount of time than Vaz...Named First-Team All-American by American Baseball Coaches Association, The Sporting News and NCBWA...He was a Second-Team All-America selection by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball after an impressive season with the Crimson Tide...Season was cut short when he suffered a broken foot before the NCAA Regional Championship Game against Southern California...He missed the Crimson Tide's games at the College World Series and with a healthy Vaz the results in Omaha would have likely been different...Vaz was also named to the ABCA All-South Region Team and was a First-Team All-SEC selection as a junior...For the season, he batted .400 (102-for-255) with 22 home runs and 73 RBI in 63 games...Vaz also posted a 4-1 record with eight saves and a 3.40 ERA in 22 games on the mound...He set the Alabama single-game record with nine RBI in a 22-7 win at Auburn and shattered single-season records for most triples (9) and highest slugging percentage (.786) for the Crimson Tide.

Aaron Clark (2000-01): A two-year starter for Alabama at first base, right field and DH...In his two-year career, Clark batted .321 (109-for-340) with 26 home runs and 97 RBI...As a senior, Clark batted .335 (71-for-212) with 20 home runs and 71 RBI...One of the nation's top home run hitters as a senior...As a junior, he batted .297 (38-for-128) with six home runs and 26 RBI...A 2001 Paul W. Bryant Scholar-Athlete nominee...2001 First-Team All-SEC pick...Named First-Team ABCA All-South Region...Second-Team All-America selection by Baseball America and ABCA....A Third-Team AA pick by Collegiate Baseball...Two-time Academic All-SEC winner... Homered in his first career at-bat for Alabama against Brigham Young in his 2000 debut...Holds the Alabama single-game record with 14 putouts in right field against Tennessee in 2000...Participated in the 2001 Rawlings CWS Home Run Derby after hitting 20 homers in his senior season...Slugged walk-off home run to beat Oklahoma during the 2001 season, giving UA a dramatic 7-6 come-from-behind win over the Sooners.

Starting Pitchers

Lance Cormier (1999-2002): One of the top pitchers in Alabama baseball history...He left the Capstone with a degree in Finance and four career pitching records...The Crimson Tide's all-time leader for games pitched (87), wins (30), strikeouts (289) and innings pitched (384.2)...In those 87 games, Cormier posted a 30-16 (.652) record with 17 saves and a 3.98 ERA...Cormier worked 384.2 innings and allowed 393 hits, 170 earned runs, 151 walks and 289 strikeouts...He also started 42 games, logged 12 career complete games and posted six career shutouts for the Tide...He also ranks among the Alabama career leaders in games started (2nd) and complete games (7th)...As a senior, Cormier turned in one of the best years of any Crimson Tide hurler...In 17 starts, he posted an 11-3 (.786) with an SEC-leading six complete games and a 3.28 ERA on the mound...He worked 129 innings and allowed 135 hits, 47 earned runs, 27 walks and 85 strikeouts...Became the 16th UA pitcher to win 10 games in a single season...2002 Third-Team All-American by NCBWA...2001 First-Team CoSIDA/Verizon Academic All-American...Three-time Academic All-SEC...He began his career as a closer and posted an SEC-leading 11 saves on the Crimson Tide's 1999 College World Series team...The 11 saves also established the Alabama rookie record...1999 Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball...Also a honorable mention AA pick by Collegiate Baseball...After two-years in the bullpen, Cormier became a weekend starter in 2001 and fashioned a 9-5 record and a league-leading 2.30 ERA as a junior...Over his final two seasons, Cormier went 20-8 (.714) on the mound, winning almost one-quarter of the Tide's games in 2001 and 2002.

Jeremy Vaughn (1999-2001): In three seasons at Alabama, Vaughn compiled an 8-7 (.533) record and 4.86 ERA in 36 career games...He also made 22 starts for Bama...In those 36 appearances, Vaughn worked 127.2 innings and allowed 154 hits, 69 earned runs, 54 walks and 67 strikeouts...His best season with the Crimson Tide came in 2000, where he logged a 7-3 record and 4.50 ERA in 24 games...The right-hander worked 86 innings and allowed 98 hits, 43 runs, 40 walks and 47 strikeouts...He also made 15 starts and added two complete games...In 1999, Vaughn was the story of the post-season for Alabama, starting his first career game against the SEC Champion Arkansas Razorbacks in the SEC Tournament...He pitched the Crimson Tide to a remarkable 9-3 win with seven solid innings on the mound.

Manny Torres (1996-99): A four-year starter for the Crimson Tide, Torres compiled a 21-4 (.820) record and 4.66 ERA in 54 career games for Bama...Also started 29 games in four-year career...Torres logged 237.2 innings and allowed 265 hits, 146 runs, 123 earned runs, 64 walks and 211 strikeouts for the Tide...Member of three College World Series teams...Played on three SEC Tournament championship clubs...Played in four NCAA Regionals...Member of 1996 SEC Championship team...As a senior, Torres went 10-3 with a 5.09 ERA and five complete games in 18 games...He also made 17 starts on the Tide's CWS team...He worked 115 innings and allowed 137 hits, 66 earned runs, 30 walks and fanned 103 batters...He was a 1999 Third-Team All-America selection by the NCBWA...Also named to the ABCA All-South Region team...Second-Team All-SEC pick...Set UA senior record with 104 strikeouts...Ranks 5th with 115 IP as senior in 1999...3rd on single-season list with 104 Ks in 1999...As a junior, Torres was 1-0 with a 6.00 ERA in limited action due to injuries...In 1997, he fashioned a 5-0 record and 5.27 ERA in 13 games for the Crimson Tide's CWS team...Compiled a 5-1 record and 4.40 ERA as a rookie for Alabama in 17 games...A 1995 Freshman All-America by Collegiate Baseball.

B.J. Green (1998-2001): In 51 career games, Green compiled an 18-4 (.818) record and 4.75 ERA for the Tide...In 199 career innings, Green allowed 228 hits, 105 earned runs, 71 walks and struck out 155 batters...Member of 1999 College World Series team...Played on 1999 SEC Tournament championship team...His best second came during his freshman season (1998), where he posted an 8-2 record and 4.59 ERA in 19 appearances for the Crimson Tide...Also started 13 games...In those 19 games, he worked 84.1 innings and allowed 97 hits, 43 earned runs, 33 walks and 71 strikeouts...He set the Alabama freshman record for most innings pitched...Other highlights from his rookie year included 10 strikeouts in an SEC Tournament win over Florida at the Hoover Met and a win over Loyola-Marymount at the NCAA Regional in Palo Alto...As a sophomore, Green was 5-1 with a 5.59 ERA...IN his senior year, he went 5-1 with a 4.13 ERA.

Pete Fisher (1997-98): A two-year starter on the mound, Fisher compiled a 17-11 (.607) record and 5.17 ERA in 36 career appearances at Bama...Also logged 34 career starts...His 34 career starts rank 8th all-time at UA...Logged back-to-back 100 inning seasons for the Tide...The 118.1 innings pitched in 1997 ranks fourth, while the 104.1 innings pitched in 1998 ranks 10th on the single-season list...As a junior, Fisher posted a 7-8 record and 5.87 ERA in 1998...He worked 104.1 innings and allowed 141 hits, 85 runs, 68 earned runs, 32 walks and 92 strikeouts...Led team with three CGs in 1998...In his first season at Bama, the sophomore posted an impressive 10-3 record and 4.55 ERA for a team that finished second at the CWS...Fisher logged 118.2 innings and allowed 139 hits, 78 runs, 60 earned runs, 36 walks and 82 strikeouts for the Tide...He won his first seven decisions for the Crimson Tide as a sophomore (1997)...Tied UA sophomore record with 10 wins...Ranks third on single-season list with 18 games started in 1997...One of 16 10-game winners in school history.

Brent Carter (2002-Present): One of three current UA players to make the All-Wells team...In his two-year career, Carter has compiled a 12-5 (.706) record on the mound and a 3.31 ERA...The Americus, Ga., native has worked 177 innings and allowed 167 hits, 65 earned runs, 29 walks and 156 strikeouts...2004 Preseason All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball and Collegebaseballinsider.com...2004 Preseason All-SEC pick by SE Baseball.com...As a sophomore (2003), Carter posted a 10-5 record with six complete games and a 3.30 ERA...He worked 122.2 innings and allowed 115 hits, 45 earned runs, 19 walks and 105 strikeouts...He established single-season school records for wins, innings pitched and strikeouts by a sophomore hurler...Carter was second in the league in innings pitched and strikeouts and third in wins...In SEC games, Carter led the league with over 70 innings worked and six CGs...As a rookie, Carter was 2-0 with two saves and a 3.31 ERA in 17 appearances...He beat North Alabama in his UA debut and then beat Florida Atlantic in the NCAA Regional, earning All-Tournament team honors.

Chris Eilers (1994-97): :A four-year letterman and starter on the mound for the Crimson Tide...Hampered by injuries during his senior season, but still put together a most productive career for Alabama...In 58 career games, Eilers compiled a 14-14 (.500) career record and a 4.34 ERA...Also made 42 starts...Worked 273.1 innings and allowed 281 hits, 149 runs, 132 earned runs, 96 walks and 237 strikeouts...Member of three SEC Tournament Championship teams...Member of 1996 SEC Championship team...Played on three NCAA Regionals squads...Member of two CWS teams, including runner up in 1997...As a senior, Eilers compiled a 1-1 record and a 4.67 ERA in limited action on the mound...As a junior, he posted a 5-5 record and 4.73 ERA in 16 games on the mound...Also made 12 starts...Four of his five wins came in SEC play...His best year came in 1995, where he posted a 6-3 record and 3.48 ERA as a sophomore...In 101 innings, he allowed 90 hits, 47 runs, 39 earned runs, 30 walks and 98 strikeouts for the Tide...Honorable Mention 1995 Super Smith All-America Team...Three of his five wins came against Top 15 clubs...Led UA in innings pitched, complete games and strikeouts in 1995...Posted 5-0 record with four CGs in SEC play as a sophomore...Beat Navy at the 1995 NCAA East Regional for coach Wells first NCAA post-season victory...As a rookie, Eilers went 2-5 with 4.97 ERA in 15 games...Made 14 starts as a frosh...Recorded seven strikeouts in three scoreless innings his Alabama debut against the defending national champion LSU Tigers at the Winn Dixie Showdown in New Orleans...The Huntsville native beat Auburn and ace John Powell at the Joe Davis Stadium in May.

Taylor Tankersley (2002-Present): One of three current UA players to make the All-Wells team...In his two-year career, Tankersley has appeared in 45 career games and compiled a 15-10 (.667) record with seven saves and a 4.47 ERA...He also has 17 starts and one complete game...The lefty has worked 159 innings and allowed 169 hits, 79 earned runs, 67 walks and 162 strikeouts...As a sophomore, Tankersley compiled a 7-5 record and 5.88 ERA in 20 appearances last year...He added 14 starts and one complete game for the Crimson Tide...In 90.1 innings, he allowed 114 hits, 59 earned runs, 47 walks and fanned 97 batters...He ranked among the SEC leaders in total strikeouts...As a freshman, he went 8-5 with seven saves and a 2.62 ERA for Bama...In 68.2 innings, Tankersley allowed 55 hits, 20 earned runs, 20 walks and 65 strikeouts...Opponents batted just .224 vs. the lefty...He tied the UA freshman record with eight wins in 2002...Also named Freshman All-America selection by Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America.

Justin Smith (1998-99): In his two-year career, Smith posted a 13-5 (.722) record and 4.58 ERA for the Crimson Tide...In 32 career games, Smith worked 182.2 innings and allowed 193 hits, 93 earned runs, 70 walks and struck out 205 batters...His strikeout to walk ration in his two seasons was nearly three to one...As a senior (1998), Smith posted a 7-1 record and 3.90 ERA in 16 games...He worked a career best 101.2 innings and allowed 107 hits, 44 earned runs, 42 walks and 95 strikeouts...He led UA with 15 games started as a junior...Added two complete games...As a senior, Smith worked 16 games and compiled a 6-4 record and 5.44 ERA...He worked 81 innings and allowed 86 hits, 49 earned runs, 28 walks and struck out 100 batters...His 100 strikeouts rank 7th on the UA single-season...An Academic All-SEC selection (1999).

Jeffrey Norris (2001-Present): One of three current UA players to make the All-Wells team...The fifth year senior is back for his final season with the Crimson Tide...A weekend starter each of the last two seasons, Norris has compiled a 12-3 (.800) career record and 4.32 ERA at Alabama...In 34 career games, he has logged 135.1 innings and allowed 165 hits, 65 earned runs, 31 walks and 102 strikeouts...One of only three pitchers in SEC history to start consecutive SEC Tournament Championship games against South Carolina (2002) and LSU (2003)...One of only two pitchers to win back-to-back SEC Tournament Championship games, beating the Gamecocks and Tigers...As a senior, Norris posted a 6-2 record and 5.32 ERA in 19 games...He made 11 starts...As a junior, he posted a 6-1 record with a 3.34 ERA in 14 games on the mound...Added three complete games and one save against Florida in the SEC Tournament...Pitched only one inning as a redshirt freshman in 2001.

Relief Pitchers

Jarrod Kingrey (1997-98): One of the Crimson Tide's most dominant and versatile pitchers...Member of the 1997 College World Series runner up squad...Pitched for the 1997 SEC Tournament championship team...Played in two NCAA Regionals at UA...In his two-year career, Kingrey made 66 appearances and posted an 18-7 (.720) record with 17 saves and a 2.83 ERA for the Crimson Tide...In his final season at Alabama (1998), Kingrey forged an 8-4 record with 13 saves and a 2.47 ERA in 33 appearances...He also started three games and fired two CGs...On the mound, he worked 83.2 innings and allowed 57 hits, 23 earned runs, 35 walks and a career-best 98 strikeouts...He led the team in with 33 appearance, 2.47 ERA and 98 strikeouts...Second-Team AA selection by Collegiate Baseball...Third Team AA selection by the NCBWA...Named to the 1998 ABCA All-South Region team...Second-Team All-SEC pick...SEC All-Tournament team pick...As a junior, Kingrey appeared in 33 games and posted a 10-1 record with four saves and a 3.10 ERA...He worked 88.1 innings and allowed 83 hits, 31 earned runs, 38 walks and 76 strikeouts...He led the team with 33 appearances and a 3.10 ERA and ranked second on the club with 10 wins...Named to the 1997 All-CWS Team...Most Valuable Player at the 1997 NCAA South II Regional after posting wins over Troy State and Southern Cal as UA advanced to Omaha for second straight year...Named to 1997 SEC All-Tournament squad.

Jonathan Blankenship (1998-2000): The versatile left-hander posted a 23-11 (.676) career record on the mound for the Crimson Tide...In his final season (2000), Blankenship went 6-6 with a 5.66 ERA on the mound...As a sophomore (1999), Blankenship went 10-3 with a 4.12 ERA, tying the single-season school record for wins by a sophomore...The 4.12 ERA ranked third on the UA team...Named SEC Pitcher of the Week (April 26) after he picked up three wins against South Alabama and Arkansas (two) and did not allow a run in 10.1 innings on the mound...Posted 1-0 record and 1.08 ERA in two NCAA Regional appearances, including a win in the title game vs. Southern Miss...Blankenship entered the game in the seventh inning of a close game and rolled a triple play to propel the Tide to its third regional title in four years...Posted a 7-2 record and 5.66 ERA in 22 appearances as a freshman (1998).

Skip Ames (1996): In only one season with the Crimson Tide, Ames established himself as one of the school's premier closers because of his dominating slider...In 21 appearances, Ames compiled a 2-1 record with 11 saves and a 2.36 ERA...He worked 49.2 innings and allowed 36 hits, 13 earned runs, 20 walks and 44 strikeouts...For his efforts, he was chosen as honorable mention All-American by the Super Smith Team...Also named to the 1996 ABCA All-South Region Team...Member of the 1996 SEC Championship team, the first at the school since 1968....Also member of 1996 SEC Tournament Championship team and NCAA South I Regional Championship squad...Played in 1996 College World Series, the first appearance by the Tide since 1983.

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