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Burgess Named to Brooks Wallace Award Watch List
Courtesy: GoBearkats.com
Release: 04/20/2013
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Sam Houston State shortstop Carter Burgess has been named as a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award, the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Friday.

Burgess is one of the Bearkats offensive leaders, with a .324 average in 37 games this season. The sophomore is just one of two Kats to have started every game in 2013.

The Brooks Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation's top shortstop and will be presented during the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions on June 29 in Lubbock, Texas.

The Houston, Texas, native is second on the team in hits (48), runs scored (25), and total bases (60). He has committed just six errors with a .960 fielding percentage. He’s also turned 11 double plays this season.

Burgess started the season as the Bearkats second baseman but was forced to move to short after Corey Toups was injured after just two games. He has filled in extremely well.

The SEC leads the nation with five players on the watch list. Other conferences with multiple representatives include the Pac-12 with four, the Big 10 with three and the ACC and Ohio Valley with two each.

"It's no wonder that some of these conferences have multiple players featured on the Wallace Award Watch List," said Tyler Young, award co-chair. "Of course, we're also excited to see a number of other conferences represented as well. This is a great list of players."

"Each of these shortstops have some impressive statistics -- whether it's batting averages or fielding percentages," said Darby Brown, Wallace Award co-chair. "We look forward to seeing what they do during the upcoming weeks.

BROOKS WALLACE AWARD WATCH LIST

Name

School

Conference

Trea Turner

North Carolina State

ACC

Branden Cogswell

Virginia

ACC

Thomas Lindauer

Illinois

Big 10

Michael Basil

Indiana

Big 10

Kirby Pellant

Ohio State

Big 10

Austin Fisher

Kansas State

Big 12

Sutton Whiting

Louisville

Big East

Brent Graham

Campbell

Big South

Brock Niggebrugge

Delaware

Colonial

Alex Allbritton

New Mexico

Mountain West

Reed Harper

Austin Peay

Ohio Valley

Dylan Bosheers

Tennessee Tech

Ohio Valley

Kevin Newman

Arizona

Pac-12

Drew Stankiewicz

Arizona State

Pac-12

J.J. Altobelli

Oregon

Pac-12

Andy Peterson

Oregon State

Pac-12

Alex Bregman

LSU

SEC

Adam Frazier

Mississippi State

SEC

Austin Anderson

Ole Miss

SEC

Mikey Reynolds

Texas A&M

SEC

Vince Conde

Vanderbilt

SEC

Aaron Attaway

Western Carolina

Southern

Carter Burgess

Sam Houston State

Southland

Tyler Vaughn

Troy

Sunbelt

Tyler Shryock

CSU Bakersfield

WAC

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