June 11, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Lobo first baseman Daniel Stovall (Midland, Texas/Midland High School) has been selected to the 2004 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team, Collegiate Baseball announced Friday afternoon. Stovall, an All-Mountain West selection, slugged 12 homers, drove in 34 runs, and batted .347 in 51 games. He tallied 69 hits, 14 doubles and 41 runs while compiling a .608 slugging percentage.
Stovall was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association National Co-Hitter of the Week April 19 after exploding for 12 hits, three homers, three doubles and seven RBI in the first Air Force series. In the second Air Force series, he continued his hot hitting against the Falcons, blasting three more homers.
Stovall provided several clutch hits for the Lobos in 2004. On April 3 against BYU, he broke an 8-8 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning with a two-out, bases-loaded single that drove in two runs in UNM's 10-8 win. In the last game of the regular season, Stovall blasted a first-pitch solo homer to lead off the bottom of the ninth, sparking a four-run rally in the Lobos' 5-4 comeback win over UNLV. Stovall's most explosive day at the plate was at Air Force on April 17, as he went 5-for-6 with five RBI, two homers and two runs scored. He batted .600 (9-for-15) in his first career MWC Tournament, and went 3-for-4 with a homer and MWC Tournament record-tying five runs scored vs. Air Force on May 27.
Stovall becomes the fourth Lobo in school history to earn Freshman All-America honors (Travis Young - 1994; Lon Yamaguchi - 1996; Matt Young - 2002).