Louisville junior LHP Justin Marks
Dec. 17, 2008
STARKVILLE, Miss. - University of Louisville junior third baseman Chris Dominguez and junior left-handed pitcher Justin Marks have been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Preseason All-America Team announced on Tuesday. Dominguez was a first team selection, while Marks earned a spot on the second team.
Dominguez (Miami, Fla.) was named to five All-America teams in 2008 and earned BIG EAST Co-Player of the Year honors after hitting .365 with a team-leading 21 home runs and 75 RBI to go with 13 doubles. He was also named 2008 BIG EAST Tournament MVP after leading the Cards to their first ever BIG EAST title while going 8-for-18 (.444) from the plate with two home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored.
Marks (Owensboro, Ky.) was named to a pair of All-America teams and earned All-BIG EAST First Team honors last season with a 9-2 record, a 2.37 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 91 innings of work. He is 18-4 overall in his career at U of L with a 2.53 ERA in 195.2 innings.
Last season, the Cards earned their second consecutive NCAA Championship bid after winning their first ever BIG EAST Tournament title. The Cards finished 41-21 overall in 2008 and were eliminated from the Athens Regional by eventual College World Series runner-up Georgia.
Louisville will open the 2009 season with a three-game series at SEC foe Florida on Feb. 20-22, while the home-opener is set for Feb. 25 against Eastern Kentucky.