June 21, 2010
OMAHA, Neb. – Florida State’s Mike McGee was named a finalist for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award as announced by the College Baseball Foundation on June 19. McGee joins Nick Ramirez of Cal State Fullerton, and Kolbrin Vitek of Ball State, as finalists for the inaugural award.
The Olerud Award, which recognizes a player who makes an impact both on the mound and at the plate, will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 2 as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.
“The three finalists exemplify what this award is designed to honor,” said Randy Norman, Olerud Award committee co-chair. “John Olerud was an exceptional first baseman and pitcher at Washington State and each of these players would be an outstanding inaugural recipient of this award.”
McGee, a junior from Port St. Lucie, Fla., finished Super Regional play with a .328 batting average, 15 home runs and a .988 fielding percentage. He also had a 1.37 earned run average, a 4-0 record and 12 saves.
Ramirez, a sophomore from Anaheim, Calif., ended his season with a .346 batting average, 16 home runs and 75 RBIs. On the mound, he had a 3.50 ERA and 11 saves in 43.2 innings pitched.
Vitek, a junior from Bryan, Ohio, had a .361 batting average in 58 games. He recorded 17 home runs and 68 RBIs. As a pitcher, he compiled a 3-4 record with a 3.28 ERA in 79.2 innings.
The College Baseball Awards Show will take place on July 2 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of a nearly weeklong schedule of festivities sponsored by the College Baseball Foundation. The events also include the induction ceremony for the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.