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Sophomore Fabian Pena was named to the Bench Award Watch List for the second-straight year

Pena Named To Johnny Bench Award Watch List

Courtesy: Manhattan Athletic Department
Release: 03/09/2017
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Wichita, KS - For the second-straight year, sophomore Fabian Pena (Miami, FL / Calusa Prep) has been named to the official watch list for the 2017 Johnny Bench Award presented by BaseballSavings.com as announced by the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission.

Pena is hitting .278 with a team-best 10 hits and three doubles while throwing out 42.9 percent (6-of-14) of runners attempting to steal.

Eighty-five catchers were nominated for the award by their coaches. Because the award is given annually to the top division one collegiate catcher, the list will be updated to include other candidates until May 1, 2017.

Pena, who was tabbed as the MAAC Preseason Player of the Year by numerous publications, and Manhattan return to action this weekend with three games at Delaware State.

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