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First Pitcher of the Year Watch List released
Initial watch list of 2013 features 41 players from across the country

 

 

LUBBOCK, Texas -- After nearly two months of the 2013 season, a number of pitchers have already distinguished themselves with season numbers featuring miniscule earned run averages and stellar strikeout totals.

The initial watch list for the 2013 Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports and presented during the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions on June 29, features 41 players from across the country.

The Southeastern Conference leads the list with nine representatives -- three each from Vanderbilt and LSU.

"We all know the SEC is a dominant conference, but to have three pitchers from one school is even more impressive," said Raymond Richardson, chair of the Pitcher of the Year Award committee. "We have a couple of schools that have two pitchers on the list, but three speaks to how competitive LSU's and Vanderbilt's pitching is."

Smaller schools are well represented on the watch list as well. John Farrell of William & Mary leads the list in innings pitched at 63.2 in only eight games. He also has a 7-0 record. Austin Peay's Tyler Rogers leads the list in saves with 12.

Rice's Austin Kubitza and Savannah State's Kyle McGowin both have 72 strikeouts on the season, narrowly surpassing Jonathan Gray of Oklahoma and 2012 Pitcher of the Year winner Mark Appel of Stanford, who both have 71.

"It's nice to see some names from last year in the mix again, but it's really great to see the variety of newcomers on the list this year," Richardson said. "We can't wait to see what these young men can do for the rest of the season."

For more information on the Pitcher of the Year Award or the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions, visit www.collegebaseballhall.org.

 

Pitcher of the Year Watch List:

 

NAME

TEAM

CONFERENCE

Scott Sitz

Florida State

ACC

Buck Farmer

Georgia Tech

ACC

Kent Emanuel

North Carolina

ACC

Trent Thornton

North Carolina

ACC

Stephen Janas

Kennesaw State

Atlantic Sun

Jonathan Gray

Oklahoma

Big 12

Vince Wheeland

Oklahoma State

Big 12

Trey Masek

Texas Tech

Big 12

Jeff Thompson

Louisville

Big East

Adam Norton

Notre Dame

Big East

Scott Effross

Indiana

Big Ten

Tom Windle

Minnesota

Big Ten

Thomas Eshelman

Cal State Fullerton

Big West

Michael Lorenzen

Cal State Fullerton

Big West

Andrew Morales

UC Irvine

Big West

John Farrell

William & Mary

Colonial

Austin Kubitza

Rice

Conference USA

Zech Lemond

Rice

Conference USA

Ben Lively

Central Florida

Conference USA

Scott Baker

Ball State

MAC

Jordan Foley

Central Michigan

MAC

Kyle McGowin

Savannah State

MEAC

Sean Manaea

Indiana State

Missouri Valley

Nick Petree

Missouri State

Missouri Valley

Tyler Rogers

Austin Peay

Ohio Valley

Josh Davis

Belmont

Ohio Valley

Ryan Kellogg

Arizona State

Pac-12

Jimmie Sherfy

Oregon

Pac-12

Matt Boyd

Oregon State

Pac-12

Andrew Moore

Oregon State

Pac-12

Mark Appel

Stanford

Pac-12

Chris Cotton

LSU

SEC

Ryan Eades

LSU

SEC

Aaron Nola

LSU

SEC

Ross Mitchell

Mississippi State

SEC

Bobby Wahl

Ole Miss

SEC

Tyler Webb

South Carolina

SEC

Tyler Beede

Vanderbilt

SEC

Brian Miller

Vanderbilt

SEC

Kevin Ziomek

Vanderbilt

SEC

Jeff McKenzie

CSU Bakersfield

WAC

 

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