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Valley’s own Texas Tech shortstop Tim Proudfoot named a college ‘Player to Watch’

TIM PROUDFOOT - Courtesy photo
TIM PROUDFOOT
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Collegiate Baseball Newspaper has named Texas Tech University sophomore shortstop Tim Proudfoot a “Top Player to Watch” in its 2013 College Baseball Preview.

Proudfoot grew up in North Bend and graduated from Mount Si High School in 2011. He made the list of top returning players after becoming the first Texas Tech freshman in school history to start at least 50 games at shortstop in 2012.

Proudfoot was also one of just four freshmen in the country named to the Brooks Wallace Award Watch List, an award given annually to the nation’s top shortstop.

He led all Big 12 freshmen with 21 extra-base hits while batting .237 with 14 doubles, five triples, two home runs and 29 RBI. He fielded .957 and set a freshman school record with 169 assists. In addition, Proudfoot played the final month of the 2012 season committing just two errors in the final 20 games.

Texas Tech is in Lubbock, Texas.

 

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