K-State’s Fisher named to Brooks Wallace watch list

By The Mercury

For the second year in a row, Austin Fisher of the Kansas State baseball team was one of 35 shortstops named to the Brooks Wallace Award watch list, the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced.

The Brooks Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented during the National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas.

Fisher, a semifinalist for the nation’s top shortstop honor in 2013, is hitting .327 (52 for 159) with six doubles, two home runs, 29 RBIs, six stolen bases, and 22 walks in 42 games this season.

The junior is among the Big 12’s leaders in runs (34, T-6th), hits (T-7th, 52), and OBP (.423, 8th).

Fisher was one of four Big 12 shortstops named to the award’s initial watch list as Donnie Walton (Oklahoma State), C.J. Hinojosa (Texas), and Tim Proudfoot (Texas Tech) were also recognized.

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