Apr 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A view of a baseball on the field during batting practice before a game between the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas Baseball: Piche Named to Stopper of the Year Watch-List

Kansas relief pitcher Jordan Pinche was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year, watch-list on Tuesday. The reliever has already picked up eight saves to go along with an 5-1 record and ERA of 0.47 ERA.

In 38 innings pitched this season, Pinche has allowed two earned runs and one extra base hit, along with only five walks. The pitcher has accumulated 29 strikeouts.

Pinche, a junior-college transfer, has been named Big-12 conference new-comer of the week two times already this month.

At the end of the season, the  Division I national saves leader and four other relief pitching standouts will be selected as finalists on a list released which will be released on June 5. The NCBWA’s All-America Committee will select the winner, with this year’s recipient to be announced during the College World Series.

Former Kansas reliever Don Cyz, won this award in 2006 after posting 19 saves and a 1.56 ERA.

The Jayhawks are set to face Baker University in a mid-week tilt tomorrow at Hoglund Park. On deck for the weekend, is West Virginia in Beckley.


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