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Beilenson, Miller Tabbed Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist

Beilenson, Miller Tabbed Dick Howser Trophy Semifinalist


Dallas, Texas – The Dick Howser Trophy Committee, in conjunction with the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, has denoted the list of semifinalists for the 2024 Dick Howser Trophy presented by The Game Headwear. The prestigious award in college baseball is given to the top player based on two rounds of national voting by NCBWA members. 
 
Graduates Charlie Beilenson and Ben Miller were both tabbed to the semifinalist, joining 66 other individuals. This is the 37th year of the Dick Howser Trophy (first presented in 1987 to Mike Flore of Miami and not awarded in 2020 due to COVID-19 suspension of the season). Finalists will be announced on Thursday, June 8.
 
Beilenson, the 6-foot right-handed pitcher from Los Angeles, Calif., was named to the midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List, following his impressive body of work as the Blue Devils closer. The righty has posted a 5-2 record on the mound in his 49.1 innings of work, holding opponents to a .172 batting average against. He is second on the team with 72 strikeouts and has recorded 11 saves, one of tying the school record for a single season, during the 2024 campaign. Beilenson enjoyed a stellar April, posting a 0.00 ERA and a perfect 5-0 record in 11 appearances. He enters the final weekend of play with a 2.01 ERA in 27 appearances this season.
 
Miller, a 6-foot-1 third baseman from Durham, N.C., played his way onto the Golden Spikes Midseason Watch List and Bobby Bragan National Collegiate Slugger Watch List, after producing at a high level this season. In his 45 games played, he leads the team in batting average (.410), OPS (1.218), hits (75), slugging percentage (.727) and on base percentage (.491). He tallied an 18-game hitting streak throughout the middle portion of the season and has been a key part to the Blue Devils success on the infield.
 
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