Voit Named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List
March 11, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - For the second straight year Missouri State senior Luke Voit has been named to the official watch list for the Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com, the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission announced Monday. Voit is one of 48 Division I catchers under consideration for the award, which will be presented June 27 in Wichita.
The lone Missouri Valley Conference catcher named to this year's watch list, Voit is currently second on the Bears with a .345 batting average and nine runs batted-in. Voit, a preseason all-conference pick in 2013, leads MSU with two stolen bases and has a .992 fielding percentage while starting 12 of the team's 13 games behind the plate. Last year, the Wildwood, Mo., product batted .298 with six home runs, a team-high 46 RBIs and a career-best nine steals to earn his second-straight All-MVC selection.
Additional nominations for the award, which honors the top Division I player who serves as a team's starting catcher in at least 75% of its games, will be considered until May 6, with semifinalists announced on May 16, and finalists revealed on June 4
Off to a 10-3 start to the 2013 season, Missouri State hits the road for a two-game midweek series with Arkansas State. The Bears and Red Wolves will square off at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 12) and again at 3 p.m. Wednesday (March 13) at Kell Field in Jonesboro, Ark.
2013 Johnny Bench Award Watch List