Arizona Baseball with three players named to All-Conference team

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The Pac-12 announced on Wednesday their 25 man All-Conference team and there were three Arizona Wildcats named. Juniors third baseman Brandon Dixon and outfielder Johnny Field, as well as freshman shortstop Kevin Newman.

For Field it is his second all-conference selection. It is the first for Dixon and Newman.

Field ranked second on the club and fifth in the Pac-12 with a .347 batting average in 2013. The Las Vegas native started in all 55 games and led all league players with 58 runs scored and seven triples. Field also ranked third among all players for bases hits (77), total bases (117) and stolen bases (16). Field also ranked sixth in the conference for both slugging percentage (.527) and on-base percentage (.424).

Dixon became the newest Pac-12 batting champion in his first season as a full-time starter at the hot corner. Dixon batted .369 and also led all league players with 30 stolen bases, and finished among the top 10 in numerous offensive categories. He checked in second in slugging percentage (.561), runs batted in (51) and runs scored (57). Additionally, he ranked third in on-base percentage (.443) and triples (five).

Newman started all all 55 games at shortstop in his first season in Tucson. Finishing with a .336 batting average, which ranked fourth on the team and eleventh in the conference. In addition, The native of Poway, CA was seventh in the league for base hits (73) and eighth for runs batted in (42). Leading Arizona with 23 multiple-hit games.

Sophomore second baseman Trent Gilbert was named honorable mention selection to the all-conference team. He started in every game while batted .344 with 45 runs scored and 49 runs batted in.

After a 34-21 record in 2013, the Wildcats saw their season end earlier than expected as they were not selected as one of the 64 teams for the NCAA Division I baseball championship.