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Stroman Named to Olerud Award Watch List
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/06/2011
Sophomore Marcus Stroman owns a team-leading 3.38 ERA and 67 strikeouts
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke sophomore and two-way infielder Marcus Stroman has been named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player Award watch list, the College Baseball Hall of Fame announced on Thursday. The Olerud Award is an honor that recognizes a player who makes an impact on both the mound and at the plate.

Stroman, a 5-9, 185 pound native of Medford, N.Y., boasts a team-leading 3.38 ERA and has posted a career-high 67 strikeouts with just 15 walks in 48.0 innings pitched. Stroman also leads the team with three saves.

At the plate, Stroman is batting .236 with nine doubles, two triples and has tallied 14 RBI while tying a career-high 11 stolen bases in 14 attempts. As Duke’s starting second baseman, Stroman has recorded 63 putouts with 79 assists and has a .973 fielding percentage.

The reigning ACC Freshman of the Year is joined by 24 other players on the Olerud Award watch list with four of them being from the ACC, the most of any conference. The list also includes Mike McGee from Florida State, the inaugural Olerud Award winner.

The Olerud Award will be presented on July 3 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions.

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