May 15, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University juniors Ike Davis and Brett Wallace have been named semifinalists for the Dick Howser Trophy. The award is presented annually to the top player in collegiate baseball.
Davis (Scottsdale, Ariz.) is batting .401 with 15 homers and 62 RBI. He also leads the Pac-10 with 21 doubles. Davis doubles as ASU's closer, recording four saves and compiling a 4-1 record. He has thrown in 13 games, striking out 26 in 20.1 innings. He is a two-time First Team All-Pac-10 selection, was the 2006 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned All-American honors last year.
Wallace (Sonoma, Calif.) is the Pac-10's leading hitter with his .416 average. He has set a new career high this season with 17 homers and has also driven in 70 runs. He was the 2007 Pac-10 Player of the Year and a consensus First Team All-American after winning the Pac-10's Triple Crown.
Davis and Wallace are two of 16 semifinalists for the award, which will be presented in Omaha on June 14. Arizona State and Kentucky are the only schools with two semifinalists.