STORRS, Conn. – UConn junior catcher Zac Susi has been named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List, it was announced Tuesday by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. The award is given annually to the top Division I collegiate catcher.
Ninety-seven catchers were nominated for the award by their coaches and the list will be updated to include additional candidates until April 30. The list will be narrowed down to semifinalists on May 16 and a national voting panel will determine the three finalists at the end of May.
The finalists will be announced June 4 and a final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. The finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 21st annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 28, 2018.
In the Huskies first nine games, Susi is tied for the team lead with seven RBIs while batting .282 with 11 hits including a double. The Southington, Conn. native has also thrown out a pair of base runners attempting to steal.
The Huskies return to the field on Friday, March 9 at 6 p.m. against The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
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