McAnaney, Schwimer Named to Updated Wallace Award List
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. Virginia senior pitchers Pat McAnaney (Syracuse, N.Y.) and Michael Schwimer (Alexandria, Va.) have been named to the updated watch list for the 2008 Brooks Wallace College Player of the Year Award, presented by the College Baseball Foundation. The field of candidates for the award now has been reduced to 100.
The Wallace Award is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate baseball player and will be nationally televised on Fox College Sports. The 2008 award banquet will be held at 7 p.m. July 2 in Lubbock, Texas.
McAnaney owns a 4-2 record this season and leads the ACC with a 2.05 earned run average, 80 strikeouts and three complete games. The two-time ACC Pitcher of the Week has allowed just 50 hits and 16 walks in 70.1 innings while limiting opponents to a .198 batting average.
Schwimer leads the ACC and is among the national leaders with 11 saves. He owns a 2-1 record and 0.92 ERA this season. In 19.2 innings he has surrendered 11 hits, two earned runs and five walks while striking out 20. Opponents are batting .164 against him.
The selection committee will narrow the “Wallace Watch” throughout the remainder of the season, and the three Wallace Award finalists will be announced following NCAA Super Regional play. The Wallace Award is a dedication to the memory of former Texas Tech player and assistant coach Brooks Wallace. In the summer of 1984, he was diagnosed with cancer and fought the disease courageously until his death on March 24, 1985, at age 27.
The 24th-ranked Cavaliers next play this weekend as they welcome No. 2 North Carolina to Davenport Field for a three-game series.