Pepperdine University outfielder Brad Bierley has capped his sensational senior year by being named to Baseball America's All-American team. Bierley, who prepped at Rolling Hills High, was a solid player for the Waves for three years and last season set school records in nearly every power category.
Bierley, who led Pepperdine to a 52-15-1 record and No. 8 national ranking, led the Waves with a .354 average, hit a school-record 27 home runs and batted in 76 runs. He set Pepperdine career home run and slugging records and and was named West Coast Athletic Conference player of the year.
Bierley is joined on the All-America team by Pepperdine pitcher Scott Marrett. The rest of the team: catcher B. J. Surhoff of North Carolina (the first pick in the recent pro draft), first baseman Will Clark of Mississippi State, second baseman Billy Bates of Texas, third baseman Jeff King of Arkansas, shortstop Barry Larkin of Michigan, outfielders Pete Incaviglia of Oklahoma State and Mike Watters of Michigan, designated hitter Frank Fazzini of Florida State and pitchers Greg Swindell of Texas, Mike Cook of South Carolina, Jeff Brantley of Mississippi State and Rick Raether of Miami.
Bierley didn't have much time to celebrate his award. He was a fifth-round selection of the Minnesota Twins and is playing for Visalia of the California League. Marrett, a fourth-round choice of the Angels, is playing for Redwood in the California League.