Clarke Schmidt Named Semifinalist For Dick Howser Trophy
May 20, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢’Â¬” South Carolina sophomore right-hander Clarke Schmidt has been named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations and awarded by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The award is given to the top player in collegiate baseball.
Schmidt is 9-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 14 starts. He has allowed 34 runs, 29 earned, on 86 hits in 96.0 innings. Schmidt has struck out 108 to just 20 walks, opponents are batting .236 against him.
This is the 30th year of the Dick Howser Trophy, presented by Easton Foundations. The finalists will be announced on Thursday, June 9. The 2016 award will be presented at TD Ameritrade Stadium in downtown Omaha, the home of the College World Series for the sixth year. The winner will be unveiled on MLB Network on Friday, June 17 and then a press conference with the winner will be held on Saturday, June 18 at 10 a.m. (CDT), the opening day of the 2016 CWS.
The Dick Howser Trophy, given in memory of the former Florida State University All-America shortstop and major league player and manager, who died of brain cancer in 1987, is regarded by many as college baseball’s most prestigious award. Criteria for consideration of the trophy include performance on the field, leadership, moral character and courage, qualities that were exemplified by Dick Howser’s life. The winner’s name is inscribed on the permanent trophy, a bronze bust of Howser displayed at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg – home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Both the winner and his school receive a special trophy to keep.
NCBWA membership includes writers, broadcasters and publicists. Designed to promote and publicize college baseball, it is the sport’s only college media-related organization, founded in 1962.
2016 DICK HOWSER TROPHY SEMIFINALISTSPos. Name, SchoolPeter Alonso, 1B, FloridaLuken Baker, UTL, TCUSeth Beer, OF, ClemsonJake Burger, 3B, Missouri StateJoseph Camacho, SP, Alabama StateCJ Chatham, SS, Florida AtlanticZack Collins, C, MiamiWill Craig, 3B, Wake ForestChris DeVito, C, New MexicoNick Feight, C, UNC WilmingtonMatt Fiedler, UTL, MinnesotaJameson Fisher, 1B, Southeastern LouisianaBryan Garcia, RP, MiamiThomas Hackimer, RP, St. John'sDarrick Hall, 1B, Dallas BaptistDrew Harrington, SP, LouisvilleKevin Hill, SP, South AlabamaDakota Hudson, SP, Mississippi StateConnor Jones, SP, VirginiaConnor Justus, SS, Georgia TechEric Lauer, SP, Kent StateKyle Lewis, OF, MercerBrendan McKay, UTL, LouisvilleHunter Melton, 1B, Texas A&MBrian Mims, 2B, UNC WilmingtonDylan Moore, RP, Louisiana-LafayetteSheldon Neuse, SS, OklahomaJake Noll, 2B, Florida Gulf CoastCorey Raley, DH, Texas TechTroy Rallings, RP, WashingtonCorey Ray, OF, LouisvilleBryan Reynolds, OF, VanderbiltJohn Sansone, 3B, Florida StateClarke Schmidt, SP, South CarolinaRyan Scott, OF, Little RockNick Senzel, 3B, TennesseeColton Shaver, DH, BYULogan Shore, SP, FloridaNick Solak, 2B, LouisvilleMatt Thaiss, C, VirginiaTaylor Walls, SS, Florida StateBoomer White, 3B, Texas A&MG.K. Young, DH, Coastal Carolina