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Bradley Roney Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Mid-Season Watch List




April 23, 2014

HATTIESBURG, Miss - Southern Miss junior right-handed pitcher Bradley Roney has been named on of 50 players to make the mid-season watch list for the 10th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, as announced by the association on Wednesday.

Roney, from Wetumpka, Ala., has appeared in 12 games on the mound this season and posted no record with a 0.59 earned run average and a team-high 10 saves. The infielder/relief pitcher has given up just one run on four hits with eight walks and 28 strikeouts in 15 1/3 innings this spring.

He ranks second on the Golden Eagle career chart for saves with 28, trailing only Collin Cargill, who collected 30 from 2008-2011.

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 4, 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 2014 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. Knebel won in 2011 with Southeastern Louisiana's Stefan Lopez picking up the honor in 2012. Berg of UCLA was crowned the winner in 2013.

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.

PitcherSchool Yr.
David Berg UCLA Jr.
Greg Brody Belmont Jr.
Joe Broussard LSUJr.
Nick Burdi Louisville Jr.
Thomas Burrows AlabamaFr.
Matt Campbell Clemson Sr.
Michael Cederoth San Diego State Jr.
Andy Cox Tennessee So.
Jacob Cronenworth Michigan So.
Bret Dahlson Loyola MarymountSr.
Eric Dorsch Kent State R-Jr.
Matt Eckelman Saint LouisSo.
Riley Ferrell TCU So.
Aaron Fossas Wake Forest R-So.
Carson Fulmer VanderbiltJr.
Bryan Garcia Miami, Florida Fr.
Andres Gracia SamfordJr.
Michael Gunn ArkansasJr.
Chase Henry College of Charleston Jr.
Zach Hirsch Nebraska Sr.
Nick Howard Virginia Jr.
Reece Karalus Santa ClaraSo.
Eric Karch PepperdineSr.
Ryan Keaffaber Indiana State Fr.
Mason Klotz Southeastern La.R-So.
Brandon Koch Dallas BaptistSo.
Jacob Lindgren Mississippi StateJr.
Seth Lucio Tennessee Tech Jr.
Justin McCalvin Kennesaw StateJr.
Brendan McCurry Oklahoma StateSr.
Sutter McLoughlin Sacramento StateSo.
Josh Michalec Baylor Sr.
Sam Moore UC Irvine Jr.
Ryan Pennell Elon Sr.
Ashton Perritt LibertyJr.
Jake Reed OregonJr.
Reed Reilly Cal Poly Jr.
Jason Richman Georgia Southern So.
Jordan Romano Oral Roberts Jr.
Bradley RoneySouthern MissJr.
Victor Sanchez New Mexico So.
Joel Seddon South Carolina Jr.
Zach Stone UC Davis Fr.
Travis Stout Jacksonville State Jr.
Dillon Tate UC Santa Barbara So.
Ryan Thompson Campbell Sr.
Ian Tompkins Western KentuckyJr.
A.J. Vanegas StanfordSr.
Chase Wellbrock HoustonSr.
Ryan Williams East Carolina Sr.

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