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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville sophomore Devin Hairston was named Tuesday as one of three finalists for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award, presented by the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
The award honors the nation’s top shortstop and will be presented as part of the annual Night of Champions celebration on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas.
Hairston is joined by fellow finalists Sheldon Neuse of Oklahoma and Charles Leblanc of Pittsburgh.
“Selecting just three players as finalists from a great group of qualified talent proved to be very difficult,” said Wallace Award co-chair Larry Wallace. “All three of these young men represent the spirit of the Wallace Award and have distinguished themselves as the top shortstops in the country.”
A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Hairston hit .361 with three home runs, 45 RBI, 16 doubles and scored 56 runs while starting all 64 games for the Cardinals in 2016. He also posted a .478 slugging percentage and a .415 on-base percentage, earning All-Atlantic Coast Conference third-team honors. Additionally, Hairston has been chosen to compete this summer with the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
The Night of Champions event also features the announcement of the winners of the National Pitcher of the Year Award, the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and the Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year Award, as well as the 2016 National College Baseball Hall of Fame inductions. The winners of the Johnny Bench Award and the Dick Howser Trophy will be recognized as well.
For more information on the Brooks Wallace Award or the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.