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Semifinalists announced for Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award

LUBBOCK, Texas -- While the Southeastern Conference tends to garner many of the baseball headlines, it's the Atlantic Coast Conference that features more players on the semifinalist list for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award, presented by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

The award, sponsored by Mizuno, honors the nation's top shortstop and will be presented as part of the annual Night of Champions celebration on July 2 in Lubbock.

There are four ACC representatives on the semifinalist list -- three sophomores and one senior. Among the ACC sophomore shortstops is Pittsburgh's Charles Leblanc, who has a .405 batting average. He also has 46 RBIs, nine doubles, three triples and two home runs for the Panthers this season.

No other conference on the list has more than two representatives.

"These players have made our jobs really difficult this year as we try to select the best shortstop in the country," said Tyler Young, Wallace Award co-chair. "It's a great problem to have, and we can't wait to see how the postseason sorts out for these young men."

Florida Atlantic junior CJ Chatham leads the semifinalist list with 49 RBIs and 17 doubles. He also has four triples and eight home runs on the season to go with his .941 fielding percentage.

Iowa's Nick Roscetti and Oklahoma's Sheldon Neuse are tied for the highest fielding percentage on the list at .980. Roscetti is hitting .305 on the season with 10 doubles, three home runs and 39 RBIs. Neuse, who also is a semifinalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, is hitting .369 with 15 doubles, five triples and 10 home runs. He also has 48 RBIs.

For more information on the Brooks Wallace Award or the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.


2016 BROOKS WALLACE SHORTSTOP OF THE YEAR SEMIFINALISTS

Name

School

Conference

Taylor Walls

Florida State

ACC

Devin Hairston

Louisville

ACC

Brandon Lopez

Miami

ACC

Charles Leblanc

Pittsburgh

ACC

Sheldon Neuse

Oklahoma

Big 12

Donnie Walton

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Nick Roscetti

Iowa

Big Ten

CJ Chatham

Florida Atlantic

Conference USA

Riley Delgado

Middle Tennessee State

Conference USA

Dalton Guthrie

Florida

SEC

Kramer Robertson

LSU

SEC

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