Category Archives: 2014 Top 100 Players

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NC State’s Trea Turner wins 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award

LUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Trea Turner as the 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year.

The North Carolina State junior had an impressive .321 batting average with 12 doubles, three triples, eight home runs, 36 RBIs and a .962 fielding percentage. Continue reading

Kentucky’s A.J. Reed wins 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award

AJReedKentuckyLUBBOCK, Texas — The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce A.J. Reed as the 2014 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year.

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. Continue reading

Kentucky’s AJ Reed wins 2014 Dick Howser Award

AJReedOMAHA, Neb. – Kentucky junior pitcher/first baseman A.J. Reed, who enjoyed possibly the greatest individual season in UK history this year, is the 28th recipient of the Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations, as college baseball’s Player of the Year. The presentation was made Saturday during a national news conference at TD Ameritrade Park, site of the 2014 College World Series. Continue reading

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Nick Burdi wins 2014 Stopper of the Year Award

OMAHA, Neb. (NCBWA) — Louisville’s Nick Burdi is the 2014 recipient of the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association’s Stopper of the Year as announced by the organization in a national media conference, on Saturday, June 14, at TD Ameritrade Park. Continue reading

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Inside the Pac-12: A Mother’s Day gift at Goss

“He doesn’t have to take me anywhere after that,” Tracie Conforto said right after hugging her son, Oregon State junior outfielder Michael Conforto, in the stands at Goss Stadium on Sunday.

“That” was the younger Conforto’s two-homer, five RBI performance in an 11-2 victory over UCLA. The win gives OSU a full-game lead over Washington for the Pac-12 Conference title with the Huskies coming into Goss next weekend for a three-game showdown. Continue reading

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WCC profile: Zimmer adjusting to changing roles, expectations

Bradley Zimmer isn’t out to blaze any new trails, just to find some consistency.

It’s been a challenge for the University of San Francisco junior. He’s the highest profile player on a team battling to find its way in the West Coast Conference.

A 2013 WCC all-star, Zimmer is one of the top draft-eligible juniors in the country, a 6-foot-5, 205-pound center fielder who can hit and run. He turned a sure single into a standup triple in a recent game with Portland. That led to a big ninth inning as the Dons (20-22, 8-13) salvaged a win over the Pilots.

Batting lead off, Zimmer went 3-for-4 in that victory, the second half of a doubleheader. Hitting third in the first game, he was 1-for-4. Continue reading

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Campbell’s Ryan Thompson breaks School Record for Saves

Campbell University closer Ryan Thompson has been flying under the radar the last two seasons but he broke the school record for saves in a season with the Camels for the second straight season with his 11th of the season on Wednesday night. Thompson currently sports a 4-1 record with a 0.90 ERA in 60.1 innings this year. He has struck out 67 batters while walking 20. He was named a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award on Wednesday. You can check out video of him below. Continue reading

2014 Lowe’s Senior Class Award Finalists

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
LowesSeniorClassAwardOVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 30, 2014) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as finalists today for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate baseball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists follows this release. Continue reading