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.
|Michael Cederoth||San Diego State||Jr.|
|Bret Dahlson||Loyola Marymount||Sr.|
|Eric Dorsch||Kent State||R-Jr.|
|Matt Eckelman||Saint Louis||So.|
|Aaron Fossas||Wake Forest||R-So.|
|Bryan Garcia||Miami, Florida||Fr.|
|Chase Henry||College of Charleston||Jr.|
|Reece Karalus||Santa Clara||So.|
|Ryan Keaffaber||Indiana State||Fr.|
|Mason Klotz||Southeastern La.||R-So.|
|Brandon Koch||Dallas Baptist||So.|
|Jacob Lindgren||Mississippi State||Jr.|
|Seth Lucio||Tennessee Tech||Jr.|
|Justin McCalvin||Kennesaw State||Jr.|
|Brendan McCurry||Oklahoma State||Sr.|
|Sutter McLoughlin||Sacramento State||So.|
|Sam Moore||UC Irvine||Jr.|
|Reed Reilly||Cal Poly||Jr.|
|Jason Richman||Georgia Southern||So.|
|Jordan Romano||Oral Roberts||Jr.|
|Bradley Roney||Southern Miss||Jr.|
|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.|
|Ian Tompkins||Western Kentucky||Jr.|
|Ryan Williams||East Carolina||Sr.|
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