Friday, April 20, 2012

Two Dans named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

Congratulations to Danville Dan alumni, Brett Huber (Ole’ Miss) and Michael Wagner (San Diego). Both have been named to the midseason watch list for the eighth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball. While with the Dans in 2009, Huber, in a relief role, sported a 1.69 ERA, allowing 9 walks against 34 strikeouts. This college season, Huber has posted seven saves for Ole’ Miss, currently fourth in the Southeastern Conference. The seven saves gives Huber 23 saves for his career, third all-time for the Rebels. Michael Wagner led the Dans in 2011 with a 2.74 ERA, striking out 67 and walking 9. Wagner leads the nation with 18 saves in 22 appearances. He has pitched 35 innings for San Diego, with 31 strikeouts and is 1-1 with a 1.03 ERA. Nominations for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award were made by baseball sports information/media relation contacts and more than 90 nominations were received. At the conclusion of the regular season, the Division I national saves leader and four other relief pitching standouts will be selected as finalists and released Wednesday, June 6, prior to start of NCAA Super Regional tournament competition. The NCBWA's All-America Committee will select the winner, with this year's recipient to be announced during the 2012 College World Series.

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