IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Nick Roscetti is a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award, it was announced Thursday by the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Roscetti is one of 11 players named to the semifinal list, joining four players from the Atlantic Coast Conference, two from the Big 12 Conference, Conference USA, and Southeastern Conference. Roscetti is the lone Big Ten Conference player remaining.
The Sherman, Illinois, native closed out his Hawkeye career by earning first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2016. Roscetti started all 56 games, where he hit .305 with 72 hits, 43 runs, and 39 RBIs. He finished the year with 25 multi-hit games and a team-leading 13 multi-RBI contests.
Defensively, Roscetti was one of the nation’s top shortstops, committing just five errors in 249 chances for a .980 fielding percentage and he has been a part of 33 double plays. Roscetti was a key cog in the middle of an Iowa defense that ranked 14th 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 finished the 2016 season by reaching the Big Ten Tournament title game as the No. 8 seed. Iowa finished 30-26 overall to post its third straight 30-win campaign, a first for the program since 1983-85.