Gator Freshman Candidate for Top Baseball Honors

By: Gertie The Gator

You might not have heard of the Dick Howser Trophy, but that's OK. A lot of people haven't heard of it either. Here's the deal. The Dick Howser Trophy for baseball is the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy in football. It's awarded to the top of the top, the best of the best.

This year, one of the fifty players being considered for the trophy is second baseman Josh Adams, who was named Thursday to the watch list. The award is given by the National Baseball Writers Association working with the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce.

Adams, though a rookie freshman, has had an awesome season, starting 39 games so far, and playing five different positions. If that's not enough for you, he's batting .354. He leads the Gators in RBIs, multiple hits, doubles and tied for second most homers on the team with six. The rest of his numbers are astounding and he leads the SEC Orange & Blue with a ton of RBIs, homers and doubles in league play. Oh, and he can steal bases, too! Like a pro - or better.

Adams was named Freshman of the Week on March 17th after an incredible.727 (8 of 11) sweep of Auburn. In the second game alone, he had a 3-run homer, an RBI single, a double, and a stolen base. In the first game he only drove in six runs, hit three doubles, went to the plate 13 times and made it on base 10 times. Must have been a slow day!

Keep your eye on Adams. He is a great ball player and an asset to UF and the Gators.
This is a guy you should show your spirit for. This is a team you should sport your colors for. Get your Official Gator Merchandise and wear it proud. You won't see many players like this anywhere on the planet. Show Adams-and the team - your support.

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