Ogans Named To Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
LUBBOCK, Texas – California junior Keshawn Ogans was named to the initial 2022 Brooks Wallace Award watch list, the College Baseball Foundation announced last week.
The award, sponsored by Mizuno, honors the nation's top shortstop and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation. It is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977 to 1980. Wallace died of leukemia at the age of 27. The award rewards outstanding defensive play as much as it does production at the plate.
Ogans is in the midst of a career year for the Golden Bears, slashing .324/.368/.439 at the plate while starting all 35 games at shortstop. The Daly City, California native is 13th in the Pac-12 with 45 hits and has tallied 21 runs batted in and 15 runs scored. He carried an 18-game reached base streak and a 13-game hitting streak earlier in the season.
"The shortstop position may be being redefined a bit," said Larry Wallace, co-chair of the Brooks Wallace Award. "So many shortstops in the game today are hitting with power and high batting averages that at one time weren't considered a characteristic of the position. But we are proud to announce our top 100 shortstops who are showing they are some of the best in the game, regardless of position."
For more information on the Wallace Award or the Night of Champions event, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.
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