TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sacramento State sophomore closer Sutter McLoughlin has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Mid-Season Stopper of the Year watch list, the association announced Wednesday.
McLoughlin, who was named to the preseason watch list in February, is one of 50 of the top collegiate relievers in the country named to the mid-season watch list. The award is given annually to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball.
With eight saves this season McLoughlin is tied for 24th in the NCAA, despite having had just two save opportunities over Sacramento State's last 19 games. In addition to the save total McLoughlin is 3-1 this season with a 1.29 ERA over 28.0 innings pitched.
McLoughlin is just one save shy of tying the career program record and had a 24.0 inning scoreless streak spanning from the end of the 2013 season to the beginning of April. He has held opponents to a .196 batting average and has a 24-8 strikeout to walk ratio this season.
Nominations for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award were made by baseball sports information/media relations contacts. 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 4, 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 2014 College World Series.