26 April 2017

2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com

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The Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission has added ten catchers to the official watch list the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com:
Brent Diaz  Lousiana Tech University JR
Ignacio Diaz  University of Californa, Davis SR
Alex Dunlap   Stanford University  SR
Joe Freiday, Jr. Virginia Tech   JR
Brett Helmbrecht Coppin State University  JR
Grant Koch  University of Arkansas    SO
Zach Minnick  Campbell University  SO
Adan Ordonez  North Carolina A&T University  JR
Cody Roberts  University of North Carolina SO
Brock Weimer  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville  SO
So far, 107 catchers have been nominated by their schools for the award.

The watch list will be narrowed down to the semifinalists, whom will be announced May 17, 2017. Ballots will be sent to the national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 5, 2017. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 20th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 29, 2017.

 
2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com Watch List (updated 4/21/17)

 

Riley Adams   JR University of San Diego 
Hunter Allen   JR Alabama State University
Bryndan Arredondo  SR Lamar University
Justin Bardwell  SO Fordham University
Jared Barnes   JR University of South Alabama
Chris Bec   JR University of Maine 
Dominic Bifano  SR Indiana State University
Ellis Bitar   JR Cornell University
Brett Bond   JR University of Missouri
Ben Breazeale  SR Wake Forest University
Kyle Brennan  SR University of Buffalo
Matt Byars   SR Michigan State University
Micahel Cantu  JR University of Texas
Phil  Capra   SO Wagner College
Brandon Chapman  JR George Washington University
Brady Cox   SR University of Texas, Arlington
Chris Cullen   SO University of South Carolina
Michael Curry  SO University of Georgia
Nick Dalesandro  SO Purdue University
Jason Delay   SR Vanderbilt University
Brent Diaz   JR Lousiana Tech University
Ignacio Diaz   SR University of Californa, Davis
Dominic DiCaprio  SO Rice University
Troy Dixon   SR St. John's University
Matt Duce   JR Dallas Baptist University
Alex Dunlap   SR Stanford University
Josh  Ellis   SR Harvard University
Michael  Emodi  SO Creighton University
Hunter Fain   SO Morehead State University
Nick Feight   JR UNC Wilmington
Justin Felix   JR Arkansas State University
Sam Ferri   FR Arizona State University
Ryan Fineman  SO Indiana University
Colby Fitch   JR University of Louisville
Joe Freiday, Jr.  JR Virginia Tech
Ivan  Gonzalez  SO West Virginia University
Tim  Graul   SR University of Pennsylvania
Dempsey  Grover  JR UC Santa Barbara
Austin  Hale   JR Stetson University
Brett Helmbrecht  R Coppin State University
Chris  Hudgins  JR Cal State Fullerton
Nick Hutchins   JR Southern Illinois University 
Brandon Johnson  JR University of Richmond
Cooper Johnson  FR University of Mississippi
Clark Kahawaii  SR Stephen F. Austin University
Scott  Kapers   SO Valparaiso University
Cameron Knight  SR University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Grant Koch   SO University of Arkansas 
Justin Kunz   SO Gardner-Webb University
Jake Kusz   SR UNC Greensboro
Shea Langeliers  FR Baylor University
Tyler Lawrence  SR Murray State University
Brian Lees   SR Southeast Missouri State
Spencer Levine  JR Florida Gulf Coast
Ryan Lidge   SR University of Notre Dame
Lee Lipinski   SR Rider University 
Blake Logan   SR Auburn University
Charlie Madden  SR Mercer University 
Peyton  Maddox  JR Virginia Military Institute
Phil  Madonna  JR Siena College
Zeth Malcom   FR Alabama A&M University 
Adam McGinnis  SR Western Illinois University 
Nick  Meyer   SO Cal Poly
Zach Minnick   SO Campbell University
Dominic  Miroglio  JR University of San Francisco
Joey  Morgan   JR University of Washington
James  Morisano  JR Saint Louis Uniiversity
Adan Ordonez  JR North Carolina A&T University
Erik Ostberg   JR University of Hartford 
Hagen  Owenby  JR East Tennessee State University
Michael  Papierski  JR Lousiana State University
Clay  Payne   SR Belmont University
Manny Pazos   SR University of Pittsburg 
Fabian  Pena   SO Manhattan College
Chris  Proctor   SO Duke University
Kevin  Radziewicz  JR Fairfield University
Cal Raleigh   SO Florida State University
Cody Roberts   SO University of North Carolina
Robie Rojas   SR Sam Houston State University
Josh Rolette   SO Kansas State University
Hayden Senger  SO Miami University
Jake Sidwell   SR Davidson College
Evan Skoug   JR Texas Christian University
Ryan Sloniger  SO Penn State
Chase Smartt   SO Troy University
Nate Soria   JR Xavier University
Deon Stafford Jr.  JR Saint Joseph's University
Logan Starnes  SR Eastern Kentucky University
Zac Susi   SO University of Connecticut
Tim Susnara   JR University of Oregon
Babe Thomas  SR Winthrop University
Joey Thomas   JR University of Cincinnati
Nick Tierno   SR University of Delaware
Zach Tondi   JR James Madison University
Gunnar Troutwine  JR Wichita State University
Alex Tucker   SR Nicholls State University 
Daulton Varsho  JR University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Carson Waln   SR Wofford College
Travis Watkins  SR East Carolina University
Brock Weimer  SO Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Harrison Wenson  SR University of Michigan
Matt Whatley   JR Oral Roberts University
Jesse Wilkening  SO University of Nebraska
Chris Williams  JR Clemson University
Connor Wong  JR University of Houston
Hunter Wood   SR Western Kentucky University

 

 

 

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