Spencer Schwellenbach named to watch list for prestigious award

A shortstop and relief pitcher for the Huskers, Schwellenbach earned a weekly award from the organization on March 30 after his stellar play in a four-game sweep of Minnesota.
Spencer Schwellenbach Ready For Role On The Mound

LINCOLN, Neb. (Husker Athletics) — The College Baseball Foundation released its watch list on Tuesday for the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and Nebraska junior Spencer Schwellenbach was one of 17 players selected. A shortstop and relief pitcher for the Huskers, Schwellenbach earned a weekly award from the organization on March 30 after his stellar play in a four-game sweep of Minnesota.

Strictly an infielder during his first two seasons at Nebraska, Schwellenbach has four saves in six appearances on the mound this season. The Saginaw, Mich., product has started at shortstop in all 18 games this year and has hit in the middle of NU’s order. He is hitting .353 with team highs in runs (21) and doubles (7), while adding three home runs and 14 RBIs. On the mound, Schwellenbach is yet to allow a run in 7.0 innings and has allowed five hits and no walks, while striking out 11.

The award is named for former Washington State University standout John Olerud, who achieved success both as a first baseman and left-handed pitcher during the late 1980s. He was inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007. The award will be presented by the College Baseball Foundation later this summer.

2021 JOHN OLERUD TWO-WAY PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST

Name

Class

School

Conference

Justin Campbell

Fr.

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Garrett Delano

Sr.

Mercer

Southern

Alex Dorethy

Jr.

Western Illinois

Summit

Andrew Eppinger

Jr.

NJIT

American East

Caden Grice

Fr.

Clemson

ACC

Jordan Hamburg

Fr.

Coppin State

Mid-Eastern

Caleb Littlejim

Sr.

Kansas State

Big 12

Mitch McIntyre

Sr.

BYU

West Coast

Alvin Melendez

Sr.

Fordham

Atlantic 10

Parker Messick

Fr.

Florida State

ACC

Shane Muntz

Jr.

Wake Forest

ACC

Dylan Phillips

So.

Kansas State

Big 12

Spencer Schwellenbach

Jr.

Nebraska

Big Ten

Davis Sharpe

So.

Clemson

ACC

Andrew Terrell

Jr.

Appalachian State

Sun Belt

Chris Veach

Fr.

Presbyterian College

Big South

Nathan Webb

Jr.

UC-Riverside

Big West

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