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2011 National Pitcher of the Year Watch List

FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
The College Baseball Hall of Fame announced today the quarterfinalists for the 2011 Pitcher of the Year Award. The list features 25 of the nation’s finest Division I pitchers.

“The process of shrinking the list of top pitchers to 25 is never easy,” said Justin Knowles, Pitcher of the Year committee co-chair.

College baseball’s version of the Cy Young Award, the Pitcher of the Year Award will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 3 as part of the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions.

Vanderbilt features three pitchers among the watch list. Sonny Gray is 9-2 with a 1.91 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 75.1 innings. Grayson Garvin is 9-1 with a 2.26 ERA and closer Navery Moore has a 3-1 record with 9 saves and a 0.40 ERA in 21 appearances.

Texas and Virginia each have two pitchers on the watch list.

“For three schools to be represented by more than one pitcher is really impressive,” said Landon Holly, Pitcher of the Year committee co-chair. “It’s easy to see why their teams are having such outstanding seasons.”

There are 11 different conferences represented on the watch list, with the Big 12 and the SEC each having six representatives.

Taylor Jungmann of Texas and Tyler Ray of Troy are tied for the nation’s lead in wins with 10. Trevor Bauer of UCLA has 142 strikeouts followed by Danny Hultzen’s 112 to lead the watch list in that category.

PITCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST

Name School Conference
Sean Gilmartin Florida State ACC
Mark Pope Georgia Tech ACC
Danny Hultzen Virginia ACC
Will Roberts Virginia ACC
Nick Tropeano Stony Brook America East
Kurt Schluter Stetson Atlantic Sun
Justin Amlung Louisville Big East
Nick Ramirez Cal State Fullerton Big West
James Allen Kansas State Big XII
Michael Rocha Oklahoma Big XII
Cory Knebel Texas Big XII
Taylor Jungmann Texas Big XII
Ross Stripling Texas A&M Big XII
John Neely Texas Tech Big XII
Kyle Winkler TCU Mountain West
Sam Gaviglio Oregon State PAC-10
Trevor Bauer UCLA PAC-10
Hudson Randall Florida SEC
Michael Palazzone Georgia SEC
Michael Roth South Carolina SEC
Grayson Garvin Vanderbilt SEC
Navery Moore Vanderbilt SEC
Sonny Gray Vanderbilt SEC
Tyler Ray Troy Sun Belt
Greg Gonzalez Fresno State WAC