Virginia's Casey Lambert Named To NCBWA Stopper Of The Year Watch List
Feb. 24, 2005
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia baseball player Casey Lambert (Harrisonburg, Va./St. Anne’s Belfield) has been named to the initial watch list for the 2005 National Stopper of the Year Award, sponsored by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Lambert is one of 30 Division I closers from across the nation in the running for the first-year award.
Last season (2004), Lambert tied the UVa school record for most saves in a single season with eight as a true first-year. He turned in a mark of 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA and stuck out 40 batters through 60.1 innings of work to go along with his eight saves last year. This season (2005), Lambert has already recorded three saves in three appearances and has struck out five batters in 2.1 innings of work.
At the end the 2005 regular season, the Division I leader in saves and four other relief pitching standouts will be selected as the award’s finalists. These finalists will be released June 1, just prior to the beginning of NCAA regional play. From the list of finalists, the NCBWA’s All-America Committee will select a winner. The inaugural winner will be announced on June 8, two days prior to the beginning of NCAA Super Regional action.
The NCBWA, founded in 1962, presents the Xanthus-Dick Howser Trophy to the nation’s top player. It also selects a Division I All-America Team, Division I and III Players of the Week, Division I District Players of the Year and Division III Players of the Year.
2005 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
Player Class RHP/LHP UniversityByron Binda Sr. RHP Coastal CarolinaRichard Boothe Sr. RHP Eastern MichiganSteve Cogswell Sr. RHP Georgia SouthernJ. Brent Cox Jr. RHP TexasJohn Cronin Sr. RHP RichmondJoey Devine Jr. RHP N.C. StateBlair Erickson So. RHP UC-IrvineTrey Fausnaugh So. RHP Ohio StateDerek Feldkamp Jr. RHP MichiganJohn Gaub So. LHP MinnesotaBrian Halford Jr. RHP LouisvilleCraig Hansen Jr. RHP St. John'sBrett Harker So. RHP College of CharlestonJay Heafner Jr. RHP DavidsonBrad Kilby Sr. LHP San Jose StateCasey Lambert So. LHP VirginiaMick Lefort Sr. RHP Rhode IslandDarren O'Day Jr. RHP FloridaBrian Pellegrini So. RHP St. BonaventureAnthony Rea Sr. RHP Santa ClaraKevin Rhodes Jr. RHP East CarolinaDerek Roach So. LHP Wichita StateAdam Simon Jr. RHP UCLADarek Stanfield Sr. RHP AkronWill Startup Jr. LHP GeorgiaMatt Swanson Sr. RHP CaliforniaJon Wilson Jr. RHP WinthropRobert Woodard So. RHP North CarolinaAbe Woody Jr. RHP BaylorZechry Zinicola So. RHP Arizona State
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