TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Pirates' first-round pick earns award

Pirates/MLB Videos

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 5, 2006
 

LUBBOCK, Texas -- University of Houston righty-designated hitter Brad Lincoln, the No. 4 overall draft pick by the Pirates last month, was selected as the winner of the Brooks Wallace Award, given to college baseball's top player.

Lincoln, one of the top two-way players in the country, was 12-2 with a 1.69 ERA and 152 strikeouts in 127 23 innings on the mound, and he hit .295 with 14 home runs and a team-leading 53 RBI.

Lincoln, who also won the Dick Howser Award, beat out Cal State Fullerton righty Wes Roemer and Virginia left-hander/first baseman Sean Doolittle for the Wallace Award.

The Brooks Wallace Award is presented annually by the College Baseball Foundation, and voting is done by a panel of coaches, writers, broadcasters, sports information directors and former winners. It's dedicated to the memory of a former Texas Tech player and assistant coach, who died of cancer in 1985 at the age of 27.

Nebraska third baseman Alex Gordon won the award last season.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Alvarez latest in Pirates’ revolving door at first base
  2. Pirates pitchers finding success with expanded strike zone
  3. Pirates notebook: Polanco’s power outburst a matter of timing
  4. Starting 9: As franchise values soar, do owners hold or sell?
  5. Pirates notebook: Locke makes bid for final rotation spot, Tabata cut
  6. About face: Pirates’ Burnett now digging the shifts
  7. MLB commissioner: Pirates’ success starts in the front office
  8. Reliever Caminero’s chances of making Pirates’ roster heating up
  9. Spring training breakdown: Pirates 7, Rays 6
  10. Pirates notebook: RV is home to pitcher Lincoln for spring training
  11. McCutchen says injury won’t prevent him from playing Opening Day