FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas redshirt senior infielder Tim Carver
has been named to the watch list for the 2012 Brooks Wallace Shortstop of the Year Award, as announced on Thursday afternoon.
Carver is one of 50 players on the watch list for the award, which recognizes the nation’s top shortstop. The winner of the award will be announced on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions.
A native of Fayetteville, Carver has been one of the top performers for the Razorbacks during the 2012 season. He currently ranks second on the team with a .322 batting average to go along with two homers and 22 RBI. Carver is second on the team in hits (56) and is third in doubles (11). Carver has also been effective on the base paths for the Razorbacks, stealing 12 bases, which leads the team and ranks tied for third in the SEC.
Carver has 16 multiple-hit games this season, placing him second on the team and has driven in multiple runs in five contests. Carver has a hit in 34 of the 45 games he has played in and has reached base safely in 36 games.
In his career as a Razorback, Carver has played in 197 games, with 182 starts, and has a .267 batting average with seven homers and 81 RBI. Carver has also stolen 46 bases in his collegiate career.
Carver and the rest of the 18th-ranked Razorbacks are back in action this weekend as they host No. 5 South Carolina in a three-game series. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. on Friday, 12 p.m. on Saturday and 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. The first game of the series will be televised on ESPNU, while the second game will be televised on ESPN2.