May 8, 2011
Center Valley, Pa. - A pair of Army seniors have been recognized among the best at their position in the country by College Baseball Hall of Fame, as Clint Moore was named a quarterfinalist for the Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award and Ben Koenigsfeld earned a spot on the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award Watch List.
Each player lands on a select list of just 25 players in Division I up for their respective honor. Moore makes the Brooks Wallace Award list for the second time in the past three years after finishing as a semifinalist in 2009, while Koenigsfeld is on the Olerud Award watch list for the second year in a row.
Koenigsfeld has been a force both at the plate and on the mound for the Black Knights this season. As the team's starting left fielder, Koenigsfeld has hit .305 with six home runs, five doubles and 32 RBI. The New Port Richey, Fla., native has also performed admirably in his first season as Army's closer this spring. Koenigsfeld (1-0) has authored a 1.72 ERA and six saves in nine appearances. He has 19 strikeouts and just five walks in 15.2 innings of work.
Moore has produced some of the Black Knights' best power numbers this season with 10 home runs, 10 doubles, 44 RBI and a .550 slugging percentage. He already stands as Army's all-time leader in home runs (34), RBI (181), doubles (50), runs scored (169), total bases (405), slugging percentage (.594) and multiple-RBI games (53).
Both awards will be presented on July 3 in Lubbock Texas, as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions.