Six ACC Catchers Named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List


GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six catchers from the Atlantic Coast Conference were named to the official watch list for the 2014 Johnny Bench Award, announced by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.

The six from the ACC tied for the most from any conference in the country with Conference USA.

The league contingent on the watch list includes Clemson junior Garrett Boulware, Duke junior Mike Rosenfeld, Maryland sophomore Kevin Martir, NC State junior Brett Austin, Virginia junior Nate Irving, and Virginia Tech junior Mark Zagunis.

The watch list will be narrowed down to the semifinalists, whom will be announced May 15, 2014. Ballots will be sent to the national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 3, 2014. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 17th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 26, 2014.