Pitcher of the Year Award finalists announced
Appel, Gausman, Rodon up for pitching honor
LUBBOCK, Texas —The College Baseball Hall of Fame’s National Pitcher of the Year Award list has been narrowed to three.
NATIONAL PITCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS
|Carlos Rodon||North Carolina State|
Appel, a junior from Danville, Calif., finished the season with a 10-2 record and a 2.56 ERA. In 16 starts, the right-hander pitched 123 innings, striking 130 and walking only 30. He was drafted eighth overall by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.
Gausman, a junior from Centennial, Colo., finished the season with a 2.77 ERA and a 12-2 record. In 18 appearances and 17 starts, the right-hander pitched 123 2/3 innings, striking out 135 while walking only 28. He was drafted fourth overall by the Baltimore Orioles in the 2012 Draft.
Rodon, a freshman from Holly Springs, N.C., finished the season with a 9-0 record and a 1.57 ERA. The young left-hander struck out 135 and walked 41 in 114 2/3 innings over 16 starts.
The winner of the Pitcher of the Year Award will be named on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of College Baseball’s Night of Champions. The event also features the announcement of winners of the John Olerud Award and Brooks Wallace Award. The Johnny Bench Award, the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award and Dick Howser Trophy will also be presented, as well as the 2012 National College Baseball Hall of Fame inductions.