LUBBOCK, Texas – Anthony Sequeira has been named one of 21 semifinalists for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award, which honors the nation's top player both on the mound and at the plate.
To make the list of semifinalists, candidates must have at least 20 innings pitched or no fewer than six saves.
The Petaluma, Calif. native has taken to the mound this year for the first time since high and leads the team with nine saves on the year. In 21 appearances, he has a 1.63 ERA, which is the second best ERA among pitchers with at least 15 innings of work. Offensively, the senior leads the squad with 10 home runs and 117 total bases and is tied for the team lead in doubles at 17.
In the Summit League, Sequeira leads the league in RBIs (52), home runs (10) and tied for tops in the conference with nine saves. He also ranks in the top 10 in hits (70), doubles (17), walks (28), and batting average (.348).
Among Sequeira's highlights this year; he provided a game-winning RBI double in the eighth inning and then earned the save on mound against No. 11 Oklahoma State. He also went 3-for-5 with two home runs, including a first inning grand slam and seven total RBIs against UALR March 24.
The award is named for the former Washington State University standout who achieved success both as a first baseman and left-handed pitcher during the late 1980s, and who was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. The award will be presented as part of the Hall of Fame's Night of Champions celebration, June 28-29 in Lubbock.
For more information on the Olerud Award or the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.
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