Creighton baseball sophomore Jake Peter was one of 46 players named semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award on Wednesday, May 22.
Peter is the Bluejays' leader in average (.352), hits (70), RBI (35) and is second in doubles (10), triples (5) as well as slugging percentage (.467). On the mound, Jake has served as the Jays' closer this season, collecting six saves and two wins in 14 appearances. Peter has a 3.07 ERA in 14.2 innings, walking just three batters and collecting 18 punch outs.
Peter and the Bluejays face off with the Wichita State Shockers in an elimination game at the MVC Tournament on Wednesday, May 22.
Semifinalists for the inaugural Gregg Olson Award, created to honor college baseball's "Breakout Player of the Year", is presented by Toolshed Sports. The award is named after former Auburn Tiger star pitcher Gregg Olson, who became one of the top collegiate players in the nation after an initial season filled with only mixed success.
Olson went on to become a two-time All American, first round draft pick, American League Rookie of the Year and MLB All Star. Like Olson, these players have elevated their game to an elite level and in many instances their team has mirrored their success as a direct result.
Initial nominations were made by sports information/media contacts and the semifinalists were determined by made by an independent panel. A list of finalists is scheduled to be announced on Monday, June 3rd in conjunction with the conclusion of NCAA Regional play.
The winner of the 2013 Gregg Olson Award will be named in Omaha, Nebraska during the College World Series which is to be held this season at TD Ameritrade Park from June 15-25, 2013.