The awards keep coming for Oregon State’s baseball team, which begins play Saturday in the College World Series against North Carolina.
A day after senior Luke Heimlich was named College Baseball Foundation National Pitcher of the Year, junior shortstop Cadyn Grenier has earned the Brooks Wallace Award.
Cadyn Grenier with another award to add to his list this season.
— Oregon State Baseball (@BeaverBaseball) June 14, 2018
Grenier has started all 60 games at shortstop this season for the Beavers (49-10-1) and committed just 6 errors against 142 assists to earn Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year honors. At the plate, he’s hitting .322 with 5 home runs and 44 RBI along with 8 stolen bases, contributing to him being taken No. 37 overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
It’s the first time a Beavers player has won the Brooks Wallace Award, and it bodes well for Grenier’s chances to make the major leagues. Recent winners Dansby Swanson of Vanderbilt (2015), Trea Turner of North Carolina State (2014) and Alex Bregman of LSU (2013) are all in the big leagues.