Stephen Strasburg of San Diego State continues to mow down hitters with his NCAA-leading 164 strikeouts and added a no-hitter to his list of accomplishments on May 8 in a win against Air Force. He is 11-0 with a 1.24 ERA in 87.1 innings of work.
“Stephen continues to be impressive week after week and he’s putting up some phenomenal numbers,” said Landon Holly, Pitcher of the Year Award chairman. “It should be really interesting to see how the rest of the season plays out.”
Strasburg is joined on the semifinalist list by his SDSU teammate Addison Reed, who has recorded a minuscule 0.42 ERA and 17 saves.
The Big 12 Conference leads all conferences in representation with three players on the semifinalist list — A.J. Morris of Kansas State, Austin Wood of Texas and Brooks Raley of Texas A&M.
Other conferences with multiple semifinalists include the ACC and the Big 10.
“It’s really impressive to see the pitching depth in some of these conferences,” Holly said. “I think it speaks highly of the quality of play in the conferences.”
PITCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST
Name School Conference
Mike Leake Arizona State PAC 10
Deck McGuire Georgia Tech ACC
Eric Arnett Indiana Big 10
A.J. Morris Kansas State Big 12
Louis Coleman Louisiana State SEC
Kyle Bellamy Miami ACC
Buddy Baumann Missouri State MVC
Daniel Calhoun Murray State OVC
Alex Wimmers Ohio State Big 10
Mark Serrano Oral Roberts Summit League
Addison Reed San Diego State Mountain West
Stephen Strasburg San Diego State Mountain West
Austin Wood Texas Big 12
Brooks Raley Texas A&M Big 12
Daniel Bibona UC Irvine Big West