Four named to NCBWA Midseason Stopper of the Year watch list
SAN FRANCISCO - Four student-athletes from Pac-12 schools were named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List, the award given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, the association announced Thursday. The Conference's four honorees ties for the second-most among the 20 different conferences represented. ARIZONA's Bobby Dalbec, OREGON's Stephen Nogosek, OREGON STATE's Max Engelbrekt and WASHINGTON's Troy Rallings were four of the 40 players on the watch list.
Arizona's All-American 3B/RHP Dalbec has earned eight victories (tied for No. 1 in the country) and five saves on the year. The junior has made 17 appearances on the mound (14 in relief) with 54.1 innings of work. He has struck out 42 batters while walking 21 and boasts an ERA of 2.98. The reigning Pac-12 home run leader has also hit five home runs on the year and driven in 27 runs while scoring 31 himself.
Oregon's preseason All-American Nogosek has recorded 10 saves on the year, tied for the eighth-most in the country, and he has a 1-1 record. He has had made 19 appearances for the Ducks and boasts a 1.11 ERA in 24.1 innings of work. He has struck out 29 batters and only walked seven.
Oregon State's Engelbrekt has also recorded 10 saves on the year in 19 appearances for the No. 11 Beavers. He has a 1-2 record with an ERA of 3.60 through 25.0 innings of work. The left-handed redshirt junior has strikeout 27 batters and only walked 10 on the season.
In 22 appearances and 47.1 innings of work, Washington’s Rallings has allowed only four earned runs, boasting an ERA of 0.76 which is second in the country. Rallings also has the nation’s best WHIP rating at 0.63 (WHIP is calculated by adding the number of walks and hits allowed and dividing this sum by the number of innings pitched). He is also tied for the third-most saves in the country with 12.