WICHITA, Kan. – Oral Roberts catcher Matt Whatley was selected as one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com. He becomes the first finalist from ORU since the award’s inception in 2000.
The annual award is presented to the collegiate catcher whose talent, toughness and integrity most closely resembled the legend after whom the award was named. A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series and all finalists will be brought to Wichita with the winner announced at the 20th Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 29, 2017.
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