Texas Tech’s Hunter Hargrove, a former Mansfield High standout, is a semifinalists for the inaugural Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. Rodger Mallison rmallison@star-telegram.com
Texas Tech’s Hunter Hargrove, a former Mansfield High standout, is a semifinalists for the inaugural Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. Rodger Mallison rmallison@star-telegram.com

Texas Tech Red Raiders

Tech’s Hargrove among semifinalists for Bragan Slugger award

dchumphrey@star-telegram.com

May 24, 2017 4:36 PM

Texas Tech senior infielder/outfielder Hunter Hargrove, a graduate of Mansfield High, is among four semifinalists for the inaugural Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award, the selection committee announced Wednesday.

The award, created by the Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation, was open to nominations from all Division I baseball programs in Texas.

The other semifinalists are Rice sophomore catcher Dominic DiCaprio, Houston junior infielder Jake Scheiner, and Texas A&M freshman infielder Braden Shewmake. All four semifinalists batted .337 or better in the regular season and led their respective schools in numerous offensive categories.

Hargrove was a two-time all-district and two-time all-state player for the Tigers. He played one season at North Central Texas College before joining the Red Raiders.

The BBCSA originally had 22 players nominated for the award from 21 Division I programs in the state. Eight more players were added to the watch list at midseason. A 15-member selection committee votes on the candidates. The award is based on performance at the plate, academics and personal integrity.

The winner of the inaugural Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award will be announced in mid-June and honored at a gala in the fall.

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