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CWS All-Tournament team

  Sborz earned Most Outstanding Player honors for his 13 scoreless innings of relief in four CWS appearances.

Virginia reliever Josh Sborz was named the John D. Diesing Sr. Award winner for being the Most Outstanding Player of the 2015 College World Series. He was also one of five members of the national champion Cavaliers named to the CWS All-Tournament team. The only other school with multiple players given the honor was national runner-up Vanderbilt. The All-Tournament was selected by a media vote to determine the players with the best performances.

Catcher -- Kade Scivicque, LSU: Scivicque was second in the tournament in hitting to teammate Alex Bregman with a .500 average in three CWS games. He collected six hits in the tournament with 3 RBI, slugging at a .538 clip.

First Base -- Zander Wiel, Vanderbilt: Wiel was the hero in Vanderbilt's 1-0 victory against TCU, spoiling Alex Young's no-hit bid in the seventh inning. Wiel hit .318 for the tournament and drove in three runs.

Second Base -- Ernie Clement, Virginia: Clement consistently came through for Virginia in the title run, earning a hit in all but two of Virginia's seven CWS games, including a three hit performance in the Finals Game 2.

Third Base -- Kenny Towns, Virginia: Towns, a consistent leader for the national champion Cavs, hit .280 in 25 CWS at bats. Towns tied for the CWS lead in RBI with Florida's Peter Alonso (7) with three extra base hits.

Shortstop -- Daniel Pinero, Virginia: Pinero was the first surprise that Virginia would supply in the CWS when he stole three bases in Virginia's opening game against Arkansas after coming into the game with only six in his career. Pinero also hit .391 in 23 CWS at bats.

Outfield -- Bryan Reynolds, Vanderbilt: Reynolds delivered consistently for Vanderbilt, recording a .409 batting average and four RBI. He collected two hits, drove in a run a scored a run of his own in Vanderbilt's lone CWS Finals victory.

Outfield -- Harrison Bader, Florida: Bader was a powerhouse at the plate for Florida, recording two home runs and .696 slugging percentage. Bader also carried a 14 game hit streak into the end of his season.

Outfield -- Jacob Heyward, Miami (Fla.): Out of Heyward’s five hits at the CWS -- in 11 at bats -- none were bigger than his walk-off single against Arkansas in an elimination game, a game in which he also hit a fifth inning home run.

Designated Hitter -- Connor Wanhanen, TCU: Wanhanen went 6-for-13 (.462) in four CWS games which was highlighted by a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance in TCU's CWS opener against LSU.

Pitcher -- Josh Sborz*, Virginia: The CWS Most Outstanding Player, Sborz didn’t give up a run in 13 innings in four CWS appearances and had a 3-0 record and a save.

Pitcher -- Brandon Waddell, Virginia: Waddell started three games in the CWS, going 3-0 and earned the win in Game 3 of the CWS Finals by limiting Vanderbilt to two just runs in seven innings.

Division I
Baseball Championship
June 16 - 26, 2023
Charles Schwab Field Omaha | Omaha, NE

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