Nevada's Brooks Named to Olerud Watch List

 

Courtesy of Nevada Athletics

LUBBOCK, Texas – The National Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame announced its first watch list for the 2016 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award on Wednesday, as Nevada’s Trenton Brooks is one of 24 players nationally to be recognized.

The national award honors the nation’s top player both on the mound and at the plate. Brooks is the lone Mountain West player to be represented on the watch list.

A native of Alpine, Calif., Brooks has batted in 30 games this season and has also posted seven starts on the mound. The six-foot lefty boasts 25 hits, 17 runs and 13 RBI at the plate this season. As Nevada’s Sunday starting pitcher, Brooks has a 5.20 ERA in 36.1 innings pitched with two wins.

This is the second straight season Brooks has been named to the first watch list for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award. Brooks posted a .365 batting average and a 3.65 ERA last season, winning the Mountain West Tony Gwynn Player of the Year Award.

The 2016 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year will be announced July 1-2 as part of the Hall of Game’s Night of Champions celebration in Lubbock, Texas.