LUBBOCK, Texas – University of South Carolina senior shortstop Braylen Wimmer has been named one of 25 semifinalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, handed out to college baseball’s best shortstop, the College Baseball Foundation announced today (Tuesday, May 16).
Wimmer has played in 44 games for the Gamecocks this season and is hitting .298 with eight doubles, a triple, 11 home runs, 38 RBI and 13 stolen bases. The Yukon, Okla., native is slugging .554 and has a .411 on-base percentage. He was a perfect 5-for-5 in the season opener against UMass Lowell (Feb. 17) and drove in five runs the very next game. He hit back-to-back leadoff home runs at Mississippi State (March 31-April 1) and drove in three runs in a win over Georgia (March 18).
The award honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation. It is named for former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, a slick-fielding shortstop who played for the Red Raiders from 1977 to 1980. Wallace died of leukemia at the age of 27.
2023 BROOKS WALLACE AWARD SEMIFINALISTS
Name Class School Conference
Andy Blake Senior Columbia Ivy League
Drew Cowley Senior Oregon Pac-12
Kevin Dubrule Senior Army Patriot
Noah Fisher Grad Northern Kentucky Horizon
Cole Foster Junior Auburn SEC
JJ Freeman RS-Senior Delaware Colonial
Phillip Glasser Grad Indiana Big Ten
Jacob Gonzalez Junior…