With many of the Louisville Baseball players receiving national praise, the team leader in RBI is certainly feeling the love as well. This morning, junior shortstop Tyler Fitzgerald was named a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award. He is the first Cardinal to be named a semifinalist for the award since Devin Hairston in 2017.
On behalf of the College Baseball Foundation and named after former Texas Tech shortstop Brooks Wallace, the award is presented to the nation’s best collegiate shortstop. Fitzgerald’s 60 RBI leads the team and is 5th in the ACC. His 73 hits, 338 batting average, 52 runs and 113 total bases are all top 15 marks in the conference. Also prone to the occasional web gem, his 126 fielding assists is a team best.
Tyler Fitzgerald and the rest of the Cardinal Nine are set to take the field today for game 2 of the Florida State series, the final series of the regular season. Having clinched the Atlantic Division yesterday for the fourth time in five years, Louisville will now attempt to go for the regular season title and the #1 seed in the ACC Baseball Championship, which Louisville would clinch with a win today. First pitch is scheduled for 6pm at Jim Patterson Stadium.