DURHAM, N.C. – Senior third baseman and RHP Jack Labosky is one of 25 candidates named to the eighth annual John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year watch list as announced by the College Baseball Foundation.
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 by the College Baseball Foundation later this summer.
Labosky is the first Blue Devil to appear on the John Olerud watch list since shortstop and RHP Kenny Koplove in 2015. He joins Georgia Tech’s Tristin English as the ACC representatives on the 2018 ledger.
Labosky has started all 38 games this season at third base, totaling seven doubles and four home runs entering the weekend. In addition, the Clovis, California native is 2-0 with six saves in 12 relief appearances. Labosky has yet to allow a run in 18.0 innings of relief, limiting opponents to a .190 batting average and allowing just two walks.