Gonzaga sophomore baseball player Marco Gonzales was named to the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award watch list by the College Baseball Hall of Fame on Monday. The award's winner will be announced on June 30th at the annual College Baseball Night of Champions.
Gonzales is a left-handed starting pitcher for the Bulldogs and also plays first base. In nine starts, Gonzales has compiled a 1.60 ERA and a 6-1 record. At the plate, Gonzales has started in 32 games on the field and is batting .339.
Success is nothing new to Gonzales, he was named the West Coast Conference's (WCC) Co-Player of the Year after his freshman season in 2011.
Gonzales was among 19 other two-way baseball players on the list. The award is named after former Washington State and Seattle Mariners standout, John Olerud. In 1987 Olerud was named the NCAA's Player of the Year playing for the Cougars, hitting .414 and going 8-2 with a 3.00 ERA on the mound.