Baseball Players Honored


*Oregon State junior Travis Bazzana has been named the District 9 Player of the Year by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization announced Friday.
Bazzana, one of five finalists for the NCBWA’s Dick Howser Trophy as player of the year, adds to an already impressive list of honors. He’s also a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Bobby Bragan Slugger of the Year Award. He was named the Pac-12’s Player of the Year and earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the NCAA Corvallis Regional last week. Friday’s honor notes that Bazzana is player of the year in a district that comprises the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Hawai’i, Arizona and Alaska. Bazzana has set the Oregon State single-season program record for home runs at 28, runs scored (84) and total bases (193). He ranks second in the nation with 74 walks, a .575 on-base percentage, and a .937 slugging percentage.

**Following a stellar freshman season, Oregon shortstop Maddox Molony has been named a second-team freshman All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Molony is just the fourth Oregon player ever named to the NCBWA Freshman All-America Team, and the first Ducks’ position player. He joins relief pitcher Kenyon Yovan, the lone first-team honoree, relief pitcher Garrett Cleavinger and starting pitcher Cole Irvin. Molony is a graduate of Thurston High School in Springfield.