FROM COLLEGE BASEBALL FOUNDATION RELEASE
LUBBOCK, Texas — The quarterfinalists for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award were released today by the College Baseball Foundation. The revised list features 25 of the nation’s finest shortstops.
The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.
“These players have recorded some very impressive statistics,” said Kevin Dunagan, Wallace Award co-chair. “They started the season strong and have continued to build on that success.”
The revised watch list features shortstops from 15 conferences, with the ACC, Big 12 and SEC leading the pack with three representatives each.
Ryan Soares of George Mason leads the watch list in batting average (.411). He also has 60 RBIs and a .975 fielding percentage.
Adam Bryan of Troy has the highest fielding percentage at .991 to go along with his .353 batting average, 41 RBIs and 13 homeruns.
The leading home run hitter on the list is Morehead State’s Drew Lee, who has 15 on the season, along with 14 doubles and one triple. He also leads in RBIs, with 62.
“We have a very strong field of candidates for this award again this year,” Dunagan said. “I have no doubt they will continue to put up strong numbers as the season winds down.”
The College Baseball Awards Show will take place on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of a nearly weeklong schedule of festivities sponsored by the College Baseball Foundation. The events also include the induction ceremony for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Name School Conference
Josh Rutledge Alabama SEC
Drew Maggi Arizona State Pac-10
Tim Carver Arkansas SEC
Christian Colon Cal State Fullerton Big West
Marcus Semien California Pac-10
Taylor Motter Coastal Carolina Big South
Neal Pritchard Elon Southern
Stephen Wickens Florida Gulf Coast Atlantic Sun
Ryan Soares George Mason Colonial
Derek Dietrich Georgia Tech ACC
Carter Jurica Kansas State Big 12
Adam Duvall Louisville Big East
Austin Nola Louisiana State SEC
Jonathan Roof Michigan State Big Ten
Drew Lee Morehead State OVC
Ryan Aguayo New Mexico State WAC
Caleb Bushyhead Oklahoma Big 12
Kenton Parmley Southeast Missouri State OVC
Justin Boudreaux Southeastern Louisiana Southland
Brodie Greene Texas A&M Big 12
Adam Bryant Troy Sun Belt
Tyler Cannon Virginia ACC
Sam Roberts Virginia Military Big South
Tim Smalling Virginia Tech ACC
Jedd Gyorko West Virginia Big East