SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento State freshman Sutter McLoughlin was one of 51 collegiate relief pitchers chosen to the National College Baseball Writers Association Mid-Season Stopper of the Year Watch List, it was announced on Tuesday.
Entering the week, McLoughlin ranked 19th in Div. I and leads the Western Athletic Conference with nine saves. The Rio American HS graduate is also tied for the second most saves by a freshman in Div. I.
In 17 appearances this season, McLoughlin has logged 22.0 innings of work with a 2.05 ERA. He has struck out 13 batters with six walks and 17 hits. On April 8, he was named the Western Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week after recording four saves during the week. Included that total were three saves in a sweep of then-first place Texas State.
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 5, 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 2013 College World Series.
Texas hurler J. Brent Cox won the inaugural Stopper of the Year Award in 2005, with Don Czyz of Kansas claiming the honor in 2006 and Luke Prihoda of Sam Houston State winning it in 2007. Georgia's Joshua Fields topped the field in 2008, San Diego State's Addison Reed grabbed the honor in 2009 and Texas' Chance Ruffin earned the honor in 2010. Texas' Corey Knebel won in 2011 with Southeastern Louisiana's Stefan Lopez picking up the honor in 2012. Knebel is on the 2013 watch list.
The NCBWA, founded in 1962, presents the Dick Howser Trophy to the nation's top player. It also selects All-America Teams for all Divisions, a Division I Freshman All-American team, Division I and III Players of the Week, Division I District Players of the Year and Division III Players of the Year.
2013 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Mid-Season Watch List
Pitcher, School, Yr.
Hugh Adams, Florida Atlantic, Sr.
Kyle Bartsch, South Alabama, Sr.
David Berg, UCLA, So.
Robby Coles, Florida State, Jr.
Ryan Connolly, Coastal Carolina, Sr.
Chris Cotton, LSU, Sr.
Kyle Crockett, Virginia, Jr.
Jordan Dailey, Bethune-Cookman, Sr.
Josh Davis, Belmont, Sr.
Trace Dempsey, Ohio State, So.
Bubba Derby, San Diego State, Fr.
Jacob Dorris, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, So.
Jacob Evans, Oklahoma, Fr.
Eric Eck, Wofford, Jr.
Michael Fain, Nevada, Fr.
Trevor Frank, UC Riverside, Sr.
Ian Gibaut, Tulane, Fr.
Ronnie Glenn, Penn, So.
Trevor Gott, Kentucky, Jr.
Gavin Guarrera, NC Central, Sr.
Preston Hatcher, Western Carolina, Sr.
Matt Hicks, Louisiana-Lafayette, Jr.
Dylan Hills, Southeastern Louisiana, Jr.
Jonathan Holder, Mississippi State, So.
Brett Huber, Mississippi, Sr.
Skylar Hunter, The Citadel, Fr.
Andrew Istler, Duke, So.
Jason Jester, Texas A&M, Jr.
Corey Knebel, Texas, Jr.
Zech Lemond, Rice, So.
Michael Lorenzen, Cal State Fullerton, Jr.
Seth Lucio, Tennessee Tech, So.
Johnny Magliozzi, Florida, So.
Zach Mawson, Rider, So.
Sutter McLoughlin, Sacramento State, Fr.
Brian Miller, Vanderbilt, So.
Eric Nedeljkovic, Miami (Fla.), Sr.
Jordan Piché, Kansas, Jr.
Reed Reilly, Cal Poly, So.
Tyler Rogers, Austin Peay, Sr.
Scott Schultz, Oregon State, Jr.
Jimmie Sherfy, Oregon, Jr.
Dan Slania, Notre Dame, Jr.
Travis Stout, Jacksonville State, So.
Michael Swanner, Pepperdine, Jr.
Ryan Thompson, Campbell, Jr.
Mathew Troupe, Arizona, So.
Jonathan Van Eaton, Memphis, Jr.
Tyler Webb, South Carolina, Sr.
Eric Yardley, Seattle, Sr.
Nate Young, Elon, Sr.