Jake Rodriguez Added To Johnny Bench Award Watch List
May 9, 2012
WICHITA, Kan. - Oregon State sophomore Jake Rodriguez has been added to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List. The award is given annually by the Greater Wichita Sports Commission to the nation's top collegiate catcher.
Rodriguez has been stellar for the Beavers this season, throwing out 24 of his 38 steal attempts against (63 percent). In Pac-12 play, that percentage betters to 71 percent as just four basestealers in 14 attempts have been successful.
He has a .988 fielding percentage while playing catcher, tallying three pickoffs in the process.
Offensively, Rodriguez, a native of Elk Grove, Calif., is batting .297 with five doubles, two home runs and 26 runs driven in. He's also swiped three stolen bases in four attempts this season.
Rodriguez and Oregon State hit the road this weekend for a three-game series at Utah. All three games, which start Friday, are slated to get underway at noon MT (11 a.m. in Oregon).
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