2014 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List

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CollegeBaseballFoundationLUBBOCK, Texas — Conferences large and small from across the country are represented on the first watch list for the 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award. The ACC leads the pack with six athletes on the list.

The Brooks Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented during the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas.

“The ACC is a great conference, and the six players from that conference absolutely deserve to be recognized for their play so far this season,” said Tyler Young, Wallace Award co-chair. “We’re also excited to have 16 different conferences represented on this initial list.”

In addition to the ACC representation, other conferences with multiple representatives include the SEC with five, the Big 12 with four and the Big West with three.

North Carolina’s Michael Russell has the top batting average among the watch list representatives with a .388 average, 12 doubles, one triple and three home runs.

Kyle Holder, a sophomore at the University of San Diego, has a .988 fielding percentage in 35 games. Texas Tech’s Tim Proudfoot has a 1.000 fielding percentage but has played in only 21 games after missing playing time with an injury.

“These young men have put up impressive numbers in two months,” said Larry Wallace, award co-chair. “There’s nearly a month left in the regular season, and it will be interesting to see what the rest of the season brings.”

BROOKS WALLACE AWARD WATCH LIST

Name

School

Conference

Tyler Krieger

Clemson

ACC

Connor Justus

Georgia Tech

ACC

Blake Schmit

Maryland

ACC

Michael Russell

North Carolina

ACC

Trea Turner

North Carolina State

ACC

Daniel Pinero

Virginia

ACC

Tommy Williams

Central Florida

American Athletic

Sutton Whiting

Louisville

American Athletic

Pat Sweeney

Rutgers

American Athletic

Vimael Machin

VCU

Atlantic 10

Michael Massi

Mercer

Atlantic Sun

Steven Reveles

Nebraska

Big 10

Nick Sergakis

Ohio State

Big 10

Austin Fisher

Kansas State

Big 12

Donnie Walton

Oklahoma State

Big 12

C.J. Hinojosa

Texas

Big 12

Tim Proudfoot

Texas Tech

Big 12

Clay Keranen

Liberty

Big South

Peter Van Gansen

Cal Poly

Big West

Garrett Hampson

Long Beach State

Big West

Peter Maris

UC Santa Barbara

Big West

Julius Gaines

Florida International

Conference USA

Dennis Colon

Illinois State

Missouri Valley

Tyler Wampler

Indiana State

Missouri Valley

Jared Holley

New Mexico

Mountain West

Mark Karaviotis

Oregon

Pac-12

Erik Forgione

Washington

Pac-12

Mikey White

Alabama

SEC

Richie Martin

Florida

SEC

Alex Bregman

LSU

SEC

Errol Robinson

Ole Miss

SEC

A.J. Simcox

Tennessee

SEC

Tyler Filliben

Samford

Southern

Blake Trahan

Louisiana Lafayette

Sun Belt

Kyle Holder

University of San Diego

West Coast