Grambling State’s Marshawn Taylor Listed On Shortstop of The Year Watch List

 

Grambling State’s Marshawn Taylor has been included in the initial watch list for the honor of the nation’s top shortstop from a group of 53 in NCAA Division I college baseball as the 2018 Brooks Wallace Award Watch List is announced.

Taylor is in the midst of another outstanding season. He has started in 40 games this season. The junior leads the Tigers in seven of eleven offensive categories at the plate including a team high .400 batting average, 165 at bats, 43 runs scored, 66 hits, 3 triples and fewest strikeouts with 9. In the stolen base department, Taylor has stolen 17 of 21 attempts. As well, he has 36 runs batted in. The slick fielding shortstop was Black College Nines HBCU Baseball Player of The Year last season and a preseason 2018 BCN All-Elite.

The award, sponsored by Mizuno, honors the top collegiate shortstop in the nation and will be presented this summer by the College Baseball Foundation. The award is named after former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, who played for the Red Raiders from 1977 to 1980. Wallace died of leukemia at the age of 27.

BROOKS WALLACE AWARD WATCH LIST

Name

School

Conference

Jax Biggers

Arkansas

SEC

Vinny Capra

Richmond

Atlantic 10

Chris Cook

East Tennessee State

Southern

Logan Davidson

Clemson

ACC

Cole Daily

Notre Dame

ACC

Michael Davis

Texas Tech

Big 12

Scott Dubrule

Jacksonville

Atlantic Sun

Jeremy Eierman

Missouri State

Missouri Valley

Ike Freeman

North Carolina

ACC

Andrew Fregia

Sam Houston State

Southland

Tyler Fitzgerald

Louisville

ACC

Matt Forlow

Manhattan

Metro Atlantic

David Garza

Tennessee Tech

Ohio Valley

Jimmy Glowenke

Dallas Baptist

Missouri Valley

Nick Grande

Stony Brook

American East

Cadyn Grenier

Oregon State

Pac-12

Chris Givin

Xavier

Big East

Michael Hartnagel

Butler

Big East

Nico Hoerner

Stanford

Pac-12

Will Holland

Auburn

SEC

Connor Kaiser

Vanderbilt

SEC

Ryland Kerr

Eastern Kentucky

Ohio Valley

Grae Kessinger

Mississippi

SEC

Zach Kone

Duke

ACC

Connor Kopach

Southern Illinois

Missouri Valley

Garrett Kueber

Austin Peay

Ohio Valley

Seth Lancaster

Coastal Carolina

Sun Belt

Andres Lipcius

Tennessee

SEC

Deacon Liput

Florida

SEC

Reid Leonard

Morehead State

Ohio Valley

Robbie Metz

George Washington

Atlantic 10

Owen Miller

Illinois State

Missouri Valley

Ryne Ogren

Elon

Colonial

Joey Ortiz

New Mexico State

WAC

Jake Palomaki

Boston College

ACC

Michael Perri

San Francisco

West Coast

Robert Salazar

Abilene Christian

Southland

Mike Salvatore

Florida State

ACC

Matt Sanders

Troy

Sun Belt

Max Schuemann

Eastern Michigan

Mid-American

Sam Shaikin

Valparaiso

Horizon

Cam Shepard

Georgia

SEC

Braden Shewmake

Texas A&M

SEC

Dalton Skelton

Louisiana Tech

Conference USA

Josh Somdecerff

Central Arkansas

Southland

Bryson Stott

UNLV

Mountain West

Marshawn Taylon

Grambling

SWAC

Cameron Thompson

Kansas State

Big 12

Terrin Vavra

Minnesota

Big Ten

Will Wilson

North Carolina State

ACC

Tyler Yamaguchi

Northern Colorado

WAC

David Yanni

Pittsburgh

ACC

RJ Yeager

Mercer

Southern

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