WICHITA, Kan. - For the second straight year, Peyton Maddox has been named to the Johnny Bench Award Watch List, which was announced by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission in Wichita, Kan. earlier this week. The award is given to the top catcher in Division I on an annual basis.
The watch list will be narrowed down to the semifinalists, whom will be announced May 16, 2018. Ballots will be sent to the national voting panel at the end of May for a vote to determine the three finalists. The finalists will be announced June 4, 2018, and the Keydets of course have a history with that step, with Matt Winn having been a 2015 finalist.
A final vote among the national committee will occur during the College World Series. All finalists will be brought to Wichita and the winner will be announced at the 21st Annual Greater Wichita Sports Banquet on June 28, 2018.
Maddox and the Keydets return to action Friday, playing host to UMass Lowell at 3 p.m.