Forgione, Davis Make Mid-Season Watch Lists
LUBBOCK, Texas - The National College Baseball Hall of Fame released several watch lists on Friday and a pair of Huskies were tabbed as players to watch at their respective positions. Junior Erik Forgione is on the 2014 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award watch list, while junior Tyler Davis is among the 2014 Pitcher of the Year Award candidates.
Forgione is one of two Pac-12 players nominated for the award after emerging as one of the conference's best defensive and offensive shortstops in the league. He has played in all 37 games, 34 starts, and boasts a .966 fielding percentage with just six errors in 176 chances. He and second baseman Andrew Ely form the most productive double-play duo in the conference with the pair ranking first and seventh, respectively, in fielding double plays. Forgione ranks fifth in the Conference with 112 assists.
At the plate, Forgione is hitting .275 (28-for-102) with 17 RBI and an on-base percentage of .378. He ranks third on the team with seven doubles.
Davis has emerged as the Huskies' staff ace with a 8-1 record and 1.54 ERA in 11 games, nine starts. Over 58.1 innnings, Davis has allowed 10 earned runs and 51 hits. He has struck out 34 batters and walked just eight while holding opponents to a .241 average.
Davis, also on the Golden Spikes Award mid-season watch list, ranks second in the conference and seventh nationally in wins. He also is second in ERA and third among starters with 10 earned runs allowed.
Both awards will be announced June 28 at the Awards of Champions in Lubbock, Texas.