Meaux Honored as One of 50 Best in Nation

Feb. 2, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara senior right-handed pitcher Jesse Meaux was honored by Baseball America by being named one of the best players in the country.

Meaux was tabbed as one of the best 50 seniors in collegiate baseball as the publication listed its top 50 players by class on Wednesday. Meaux, who hails from Glendale, Calif., returned for his senior season at UCSB after being drafted last June by Philadelphia.

The 6-foot-4 righty is projected as the Gauchos' Friday starting pitcher after leading the team in innings pitched and wins in 2010. He was honored as an All-Big West Honorable Mention pick last season.

"We are all excited and grateful that Jesse decided to come back for his senior year," UCSB head coach Bob Brontsema said. "We are looking forward to him heading the staff and leading the team into the postseason."

Meaux was one of just four seniors from the Big West to be recognized by Baseball America.

The Gauchos open the season on Friday, Feb. 18 with a home series vs. LaSalle.

Season tickets are now on sale for one low price!

The best seats at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium will again be reserved for season-ticket holders and any fan purchasing tickets now will receive the new UCSB Sunday hats with each season ticket purchased. The Gaucho Sunday hats, brand new this season, are white with a blue brim and have the UCSB logo in blue with gold outline. Adult prices are just $75 and youth prices are $50 - that's a 75 percent savings over the single-game ticket price!

Also, for the fan who cannot make it to every Friday game or weekday affair, UCSB Athletics is offering a weekend only plan for just $50, which is a 60 percent savings over the single-game price! UCSB staff and faculty can purchase a season seat for $37.50.

Call (805) 893-UCSB or click here to purchase today.

To see the entire 2011 baseball schedule, please click here.