Miller, Crumlich Named To Wallace Award List
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Seniors Mike Miller of Cal Poly and D.J. Crumlich of UC Irvine today were named to the 2012 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award watch list. The Wallace Award, sponsored by Mizuno, recognizes the nation's top shortstop.
Miller and Crumlich are listed among 50 players representing 17 different conferences. The Big West is one of several conferences with multiple players on the watch list.
Miller is having a stellar season with the Mustangs and ranks in the top 10 of several Big West statistical categories. He is fifth in average (.348), second in runs scored (41) and hits (64), tied for fourth in RBI (28), third in slugging percentage (.505), and tied for fifth in doubles (12). The leadoff hitter has helped Cal Poly record the best team batting average (.283) in the Big West and score the second-most runs (238). He also anchors the top defensive team in the conference with its .978 fielding percentage.
Crumlich also finds his name among the Big West statistical leaders. He is tied for seventh in runs scored (30), tied for fifth in hits (54), ranks fourth in doubles (13) and eighth in total bases (69). Crumlich is UC Irvine's second-leading hitter with a .329 average. In the field, he has committed just eight errors while starting all 41 games at shortstop.
The Wallace Award will be presented on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions.