CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sophomore righthander Jay Woolfolk was featured on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List. He is one of 56 pitchers up for the award annually given to the nation’s top reliever.
Woolfolk has appeared in a team-best, 19 games this season and has recorded six saves, tied for the fifth-most in the ACC. He is 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA in 22.2 innings pitched. Woolfolk has fanned 27 batters, the second-most by a Cavalier reliever this season.
Woolfolk is one of 18 pitchers to be included on the award’s preseason watch list. Since 2010, Virginia has produced three finalists for the award – Blake Bales (2021), Branden Kline (2011) & Kevin Arico (2010).
The NCBWA will announce the finalists on Wednesday, June 7 with the winner being named on Friday, June 16 at the 2023 College World Series.