Simmons Named To Midseason Stopper List
April 21, 2011
Wichita, Kan. - East Carolina senior Seth Simmons is one of 45 relief pitchers named to the NCBWA Stopper-of-the-Year Award watch list, which is given to the nation's top collegiate baseball reliever, the organization announced Thursday afternoon.
The right-hander from Lewisville, N.C. has appeared in 17 games on the season posting a 4-1 record with five saves and extended his school-record for career saves to 25. He has allowed just two runs (one earned) in 19.0 innings and boasts a 0.47 ERA. Simmons has posted 29 strikeouts and walked 13. Opposing hitters are batting a composite .159 against him.
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 1, prior to start of NCAA regional tournament competition. The NCBWA's All-America Committee then will select the winner, with this year's recipient to be announced on the opening day of the College World Series on June 18.
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.