Sean Ratliff Named To 2008 Wallace Award Watch List

Dec. 7, 2007

Lubbock, Tex. - Stanford's Sean Ratliff has been named to the 2008 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List released on Friday. Ratliff is coming off an impressive sophomore season in 2007 when he earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors after hitting .339 with 12 homers (#7T Pac-10), 45 RBI and 10 stolen bases. He was also among Pac-10 leaders in many other offensive categories in 2007, including runs scored (61, #4), total bases (136, #5T), triples (4, #6T), homers (12, #7T), at bats (233, #7T), slugging percentage (.584, #10) and hits (79, #10 Pac-10).

'Sean is a very talented baseball player who obviously had a big year last year, but we are looking forward to him having his best season yet in 2008,' said Stanford head coach Mark Marquess.

The Wallace Award is a dedication to the memory of former Texas Tech player and assistant coach Brooks Wallace. Wallace was a shortstop at Texas Tech from 1977 to 1980. A four-year starter, Wallace was named All-Southwest Conference and All-District his senior year. He led the Red Raiders to their first-ever appearance in the Southwest Conference Tournament in 1980.

After playing two years in the Texas Rangers organization, Wallace returned to Texas Tech and served as a graduate assistant and later as an assistant coach. In the summer of 1984, he was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously until his death on March 24, 1985, at age 27. The Plano, Texas, native was married to the former Sandy Arnold and they had one daughter, Lindsay Ryan.

Stanford's 2008 season gets underway with an eight-game homestand that begins with a four-game non-conference series versus Nebraska (February 22-24) with a doubleheader scheduled for the February 22 season-opener beginning at 2 pm, PT.

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