11/23/2005 – U. San Francisco Baseball
Scott Cousins on Wallace Preseason Watch List for College Baseball’s National Player of the Year Cousins Posted a 8-5 Record with a 2.64 ERA and batted .309 with Seven Home Runs and 30 RBI as a sophomore (San Francisco) – Junior LHP/OF Scott Cousins was selected to the Wallace Award Watch List for the 2006 College Baseball Foundation’s Player of the Year. Cousins is the first Don to make the preseason watch list since three-time All-American Tagg Bozied in 2001. Cousins emerged as one of the top two-way players on the West Coast last year with an outstanding sophomore campaign on the Hilltop. The left-hander posted an 8-5 record with a 2.86 ERA in 95.1 innings and struck out 76 batters with only 30 walks. The eight victories were the third most ever recorded by a Dons hurler. At the plate, the West Coast Conference Player of the Month for March was equally impressive, batting .309 with a team-high seven home runs and ranked second on the squad with 30 RBI. Cousins earned First Team All-WCC First Team honors last season and earned the 2005 Dante Benedetti Award presented to the team MVP. Cousins played for the Harrisonburg Turks of the Valley Baseball League in the summer of 2005. Scott was a late arrival on the Turks and made an immediate impact. He posted a .362 BA in 16 games. In 58 AB Scott had 21 hits, 10 runs, 7 RBI’s and 1 HR. He was 5 of 6 SB-ATT and had a 1.000 FLD%. He won the Turks Player of the Week Award and was on track to represent the Turks on the Valley All Star team when he got hit by a pitch and broke his finger. The injury abruptly ended his promising summer in Virginia. Scott was an outstanding player and leader both on and off the field.