At the plate, the Kentucky junior pitcher and first baseman had a stellar .336 batting average with 23 home runs and 73 RBIs. In the field, he recorded a .992 fielding percentage. And on the mound, he posted a 12-2 record with a 2.09 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 112 innings.
“A.J. Reed put up very impressive numbers both on the mound and in the field this season,” said Chris Curbo, Olerud Award chair. “His numbers at the plate were equally, if not more, impressive. When we looked at all aspects of his performance, this was an easy decision for us.”
The award, named for the Washington State star who achieved success as both a first baseman and a left-handed pitcher, will be presented Saturday at the Hall of Fame’s annual Night of Champions event.
For more information on the Olerud Award or the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.