Baseball's Anthony Smith, Derrik Lutz Named To Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team
June 14, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - Freshmen Anthony Smith (Katonah, NY/John Jay) and Derrik Lutz (Grantville, PA/Lower Dauphin) were two of three freshmen from the Atlantic 10 Conference named to the 2004 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America Team, it was announced on Friday.
A five-time A-10 Rookie of the Week selection, Smith led the A-10 in RBIs with 69, while ranking second in both homers (15) and slugging percentage (.701). He also finished fourth in the Conference with 131 total bases and boasted a .369 batting average. On the mound, the southpaw compiled a 6-3 record in 15 starts while fanning 67 in 81 2/3 innings in leading George Washington to a 19-5 mark in Conference play (41-18 overall) and the West Division title.
Lutz, a relief pitcher who became the Colonials' closer this season, garnered first-team All-Conference honors after recording a GW single-season record 12 saves and striking out 40 batters in 50 2/3 innings. He was 3-5 on the year with a 3.55 earned-run average.
Smith was named to Louisville Slugger's team as a designated hitter, while Lutz made the team as a relief pitcher.
The 2004 A-10 West Division champion Colonials (41-18, 19-5 A-10) were among the final four teams in the 2004 Conference Tournament for the fourth consecutive year.
Correction: It was reported that GW's Anthony Raglani was the school's highest-ever draft pick when he was selected by the Dodgers with the 148th pick in the fifth round of the 2004 MLB Draft on June 7. GW's highest draft pick was in fact Hank Bunnell ('71) who was selected in the third round (48th pick overall) of the 1971 MLB Draft by the Washington Senators.