Jack Reinheimer Named To Brooks Wallace Watch List
May 4, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - East Carolina sophomore Jack Reinheimer is one of 50 players named to the 2012 Brooks Wallace Shortstop-of-the-Year Watch List the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Thursday evening.
The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation's top shortstop and will be presented on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions.
Reinheimer, who has started all 45 games this season at shortstop, is one of four Conference USA players on the initial watch list and is joined by Ford Stainback (Rice), Ashley Graeter (Southern Miss) and Darnell Sweeney (UCF). On the season, Reinheimer is batting .272 (49-for-180) with a pair of home runs, eight doubles, 13 RBI, 26 runs scored and has collected 13 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games.
The Pac-12 and the Southeastern Conference lead the pack with seven players, while the Big 12 has five players on the list and the ACC features four. Several other conferences also have multiple players on the watch list.
"It really says something about the high quality of play in many of these conferences that they have so many players on the watch list," said Wallace Award co-chair Tyler Young. "As conference play winds down, it will be interesting to see how these players finish the season and to see which conferences will still have multiple players on the list."
Kenton Parmley, a junior at Southeast Missouri State, leads the pack with a .410 batting average. Parmley, who has seven home runs and 12 doubles, saw his 47-game hitting streak that dated back to May 17, 2011, end on April 22.
Leading the way in fielding percentage is Pepperdine junior Zach Vincej at .989. Close behind is Tennessee senior Zach Osborne, who has compiled a .983 fielding percentage.
"Of course, we look at all the statistics -- batting average, double, triples, home run, etc. -- when developing our watch lists, but for a shortstop award, fielding percentage has to be of huge importance," said Kevin Dunagan, Wallace Award co-chair. "Each of these young men has compiled statistics that justify their place on this list."