April 21, 2016
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Nick Roscetti has been named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, it was announced Thursday by the College Baseball Hall of Fame. The honor is given to the top shortstop in collegiate baseball.
Roscetti is one of 54 players recognized on the initial watch list. He is one of three Big Ten Conference players on the list, along with Minnesota’s Terrin Vavra and Maryland’s Kevin Smith.
The Sherman, Illinois, native is putting up career-best numbers across the board in 2016. Roscetti has started every game, where he is hitting .329 with a team-best 24 RBIs. He has 11 extra base hits — eight doubles and three home runs — and a team-best 17 multi-hit and seven multi-RBI contests.
Defensively, Roscetti has committed just three errors in 137 chances for a .978 fielding percentage and has been part of 17 double plays. He’s a key cog in the middle of Iowa’s defense, which ranks 17th nationally in team fielding percentage.
The award, sponsored by Mizuno, will be presented as part of the annual Night of Champions celebration July 2 in Lubbock, Texas. For more information, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.
The Hawkeyes return to action Friday, facing No. 18/21 Michigan in the first of a three-game series at Duane Banks Field.