DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore Jack Labosky earned second team All-ACC honors and was named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award, presented annually to college baseball’s breakout player of the year, in 2016.
After recording just three extra base hits as a freshman in 2015, Labosky emerged as one of Duke’s top hitters in 2016. He led the team in seven offensive categories: on base percentage (.421), runs (38), RBI (47), home runs (8), total bases (100), walks (32) and times hit by pitch (14).
Labosky had a monster game April 2 at Georgia Tech, going 4-for-5 with two homers, a double, eight RBI and three runs scored. Only two ACC players had totaled more RBI in game since 2013: Miami’s David Thompson (9 vs. Georgia Tech, May 15, 2015) and Notre Dame’s Jake Shepski (9 vs. Virginia Tech, March 24, 2016).
In addition, Labosky was third on the team with 23 relief appearances. He owned a 1.53 ERA over 29.1 innings in relief and ranked second on the team with a 4.1:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.