Cajun Baseballers Caleb Adams & Jace Conrad Named Semi-Finalists For Dick Howser Trophy
Louisiana Ragin' Cajun baseballers Caleb Adams and Jace Conrad have been named semi-finalists for the prestigious Dick Howser trophy.
The trophy is awarded to the best player in college baseball as voted on by two rounds of votes from writers, broadcasters and publicists.
Adams is in the midst of an award worthy season. Already nominated for the Golden Spikes Award, the Cajun outfielder leads the team in batting average (.388), home runs (10), triples (6) and total bases (127). In comparison with some of the top hitters in the Country, Adams ranks near the top as well, sporting the third best slugging percentage (.713), fifth best on base percentage (.509) and seventh best in runs scored (57).
Conrad's numbers are just as impressive. In addition to being semi-finalist for the Gregg Olson award, the Cajun second baseman leads his club in hits (77) and doubles (17), and trails only Adams in batting average (.376). He ranks in the top 50 in the Country in all three categories, as well as RBI (51), runs (50), slugging percentage (.590) and total bases (121).
"Both of these guys have played a huge part in our success," Louisiana head coach Tony Robichaux said in a press release. "I think its good anytime one of our players gets an individual honor. Not only is it an honor for them because it shows their hard work and success, but it's great because our team gets promoted. Awards like this are only possible because of the other guys on the team who push them and make them better."
Conrad and Adams are among 35 total semi-finalists.
The winner of the Howser trophy will be announced on Saturday, June 14 at 10 a.m., just before the opening day of play at the 2014 College World Series.