Cannon, Hultzen Named to National Award Watch Lists
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia Baseball’s Tyler Cannon (Sr., Pigeon Forge, Tenn.) and Danny Hultzen (So., Bethesda, Md.) each have been named to the initial watch lists for a pair of awards presented by the College Baseball Foundation. Cannon has been named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, which is given to the nation’s top shortstop. Hultzen has been named to the National Player of the Year Watch List.
Both awards will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 2 as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.
Cannon is batting .400 this season and is tied for the team lead with 10 doubles. He currently is riding a career-high 13-game hitting streak. Last night he tied the Virginia career record for doubles with 53, matching Brandon Guyer (2005-07). He also is one triple shy of tying the UVa career triples record.
Hultzen is 4-1 this year with 1.06 earned run average in his Friday starts. In 34 innings, he has allowed just five runs (four earned), 16 hits and four walks. He has struck out 43 and allowed just a .138 opponent batting average.
Virginia returns to action this weekend with a three-game home series with ACC Atlantic Division leader Clemson at Davenport Field.