Pacific Baseball: Shortstop Ben Gorang Named To Wallace Watch List
The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation's top shortstop and will be presented on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Awards Show. Wallace Award committee co-chairs Kevin Dunagan and Tyler Young worked closely with the staff at the College Baseball Blog to ensure the best Division I shortstops were included.
Through the non-conference season, Gorang sits as the Tigers' fourth-best hitter, as he is batting .386 at the plate. Additionally, he is third on the team with 22 hits, has compiled a .474 slugging percentage and a .403 on base percentage. In the field the senior shortstop anchors the defense, and has only tallied on error in 77 chances for a .987 fielding percentage.
Included in the College Baseball Foundation's watch list are three Big West Conference shortstops: Gorang from Pacific, Matt Valaika of UC Santa Barbara and Christian Colon from Cal State Fullerton.The complete watch list release can be found here.