Diekroeger named to preseason baseball All-American team


Menlo School grad and Stanford sophomore Kenny Diekroeger was named a second team preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball, it was learned Friday.

Diekroeger, last year's Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, was one of 11 Pac-10 players named to one of the three preseason All-America teams.

Diekroeger shifts to shortstop, a familiar spot for him, this year after playing third as a freshman. He led the Cardinal in batting (.356) and RBI (41), the first freshman to accomplish the feat in school history.

Diekroeger, one of four freshmen starters last year, will be joined by his younger brother and fellow Menlo grad, Danny Diekroeger this year.

Stanford opens the season at Rice with a three-game series beginning Feb. 18. The Cardinal home opener is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22 against California.


Nick Amuchastegui, ranked fourth at 174 pounds, recorded his first pin of the season as Stanford beat Chattanooga, 20-17, inside Burnham Pavilion Friday.

Senior Lucas Espericueta started the night with a victory at 165 pounds before Amuchastegui won his eighth consecutive bout.

Redshirt sophomore Timmy Boone put the finishing touches on the win, recording his third major decision, 11-3 over Dean Pavlou at 149 pounds.

Stanford heads to the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday.

Men's swimming

Stanford grad Markus Rogan finished second in the 200 IM Friday, winning a medal for the third time at the World Championships.

Rogan was the runner-up to American Ryan Lochte, who set a world record with a time of 1:50.08 in the finals. Rogan went 1:52.90.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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