Jan. 28, 2010
NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch
sixth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association
(NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award Watch List has been released.
The award is presented to the top relief pitcher in NCAA
Nominations were made by each school’s baseball
sports information contact. At the conclusion of the regular
season, the Division I leader in saves and four other relief
pitching standouts will be selected as the award’s finalists.
The NCBWA All-America Committee will select a winner from the
list of finalists. The winner will be announced in Omaha on June
19, the opening day of the College World Series.
Addison Reed (right) of San Diego State was the
2009 winner and returns to the watch list. He registered 20
saves in 20 opportunities to lead the nation a year ago, as well
as setting school and Mountain West Conference single-season
Two of the other finalists return to the watch
list: LSU’s Matty Ott and two-time finalist Eric Pettis of UC
The Big 12 leads all conferences with five
players on the watch list. The ACC, SEC and Conference USA each
had four, followed by three from the Pac-10.The Big East, Big
West, CAA, Mid-American, Mountain West, Southland and West Coast
each has two players. The Big South, Big Ten, Horizon, Patriot,
Southern and Summit each had one player on the watch list.
There are seven seniors, 21 juniors and 12
sophomores on the watch list.
2010 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
Pitcher, School, Year
Steve Arico, Virginia, Jr.
Chris Bassit, Akron, So.
Colin Bates, North Carolina, Jr.
Chad Bettis, Texas Tech, Sr.
Mike Bolsinger, Arkansas, Sr.
Collin Cargill, Southern Miss, Jr.
Andrew Chafin, Kent State, So.
Chase Dempsay, Houston, Jr.
Ryan Duke, Oklahoma, Jr.
Chris Enourato, West Virginia, Sr.
Nick Fleece, Texas A&M, Jr.
Chris Franklin, Southeastern Louisiana, Sr.
Drew Gagnier, Oregon, Jr.
Tim Girdwood, Elon, Jr.
Cole Green, Texas, Jr.
Austin Hubbard, Auburn, Sr.
Mitchell Lambson, Arizona State, So.
Justin Malone, Georgia State, So.
Eric Marshall, TCU, Sr.
Cody Martin, Gonzaga, Jr.
Scott Matyas, Minnesota, Jr.
Randy McCurry, Oklahoma State, Jr.
Kevin McKague, Army, Jr.
Jarad Miller, Valparaiso, Jr.
Tyler Mizenko, Winthrop, So.
Kevin Moran, Boston College, Jr.
Jake Morgan, Mississippi, Jr.
Kevin Munson, James Madison, Jr.
Matty Ott, LSU, So.
Nick Pepitone, Tulane, Jr.
Eric Pettis, UC Irvine, Sr.
Mark Pope, Georgia Tech, So.
Nick Ramirez, Cal State Fullerton, So.
Addison Reed, San Diego State, So.
Kevin Rhoderick, Oregon State, Jr.
Michael Schum, Wright State, So.
Gabriel Shaw, Louisville, Jr.
Chad Sheppard, Northwestern State, So.
Seth Simmons, East Carolina, Jr.
Zach Varce, Portland, So.
2005 J. Brent Cox, Texas
2006 Don Czyz, Kansas
2007 Luke Prihoda, Sam Houston State
2008 Joshua Fields, Georgia
2009 Addison Reed, San Diego State
(photo by Chris Hadorn)