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Tuesday April 23, 2013UF's Johnny Magliozzi Named To Midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List By NCBWA

Gainesville, Fla.

Florida sophomore right-hander Johnny Magliozzi (East Milton, Mass.) has been named to the 2013 Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List for the nation’s top closer by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), the organization announced on Tuesday.

Magliozzi is one of 51 players named to the list at the halfway point of the season and is one of eight pitchers from the Southeastern Conference. The SEC leads the way with more players named to the Watch List than any other conference.

 

Magliozzi is 11-for-12 in save opportunities this season and is two shy of the school’s single-season mark of 13 held by Danny Wheeler (1994) and Josh Fogg (1998). Over 22 appearances, the righty is 3-1 with a team-leading 1.91 earned run average and has notched 34 strikeouts in 42.1 innings of work while limiting opponents to a .196 batting average. Magliozzi has notched saves in each of his last six appearances, including two at Missouri over the weekend.

Nominations for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award were made by baseball sports information and media relations contacts around the country. 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 announced on Wednesday, June 5, prior to the start of NCAA Super Regional competition.

The NCBWA’s All-America Committee will select the winner, with this year’s recipient to be announced during the 2013 College World Series.

It is the ninth season that the NCBWA has presented the award to the nation’s top closer. The organization, which was founded in 1962, also presents the Dick Howser Trophy to the nation’s top player and selects All-America teams for all Divisions.

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, Luke Prihoda of Sam Houston State winning it in 2007, Georgia’s Joshua Fields topping the field in 2008, San Diego State’s Addison Reed grabbing the honor in 2009, Texas’ Chance Ruffin earning the honor in 2010, Texas' Corey Knebel won in 2011 with Southeastern Louisiana's Stefan Lopez picking up the honor in 2012. Knebel is on the 2013 Watch List.

 

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.

 

Magliozzi and the Gators (22-19/10-8 SEC) will take the field against USF (26-14/10-2 Big East) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at McKethan Stadium.

2013 NCBWA Midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List

Pitcher

School

Year

Hugh Adams

Florida Atlantic                    

Sr.

Kyle Bartsch                     

South Alabama

Sr.

David Berg   

UCLA 

So.

Robby Coles 

Florida State                        

Jr.

Ryan Connolly

Coastal Carolina                

Sr.

Chris Cotton       

LSU  

Sr.

Kyle Crockett

Virginia

Jr.

Jordan Dailey

Bethune-Cookman

Sr.

Josh Davis

Belmont  

Sr.

Trace Dempsey

Ohio State                            

So.

Bubba Derby

San Diego State                 

Fr.

Jacob Dorris

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

So.

Jacob Evans                   

Oklahoma

Fr.

Eric Eck                

Wofford 

Jr.

Michael Fain

Nevada

Fr.

Trevor Frank

UC Riverside                       

Sr.

Ian Gibaut               

Tulane

Fr.

Ronnie Glenn

Penn

So.

Trevor Gott         

Kentucky

Jr.

Gavin Guarrera

NC Central

Sr.

Preston Hatcher

Western Carolina               

Sr.

Matt Hicks

UL-Lafayette

Jr.

Dylan Hills

Southeastern Louisiana    

Jr.

Jonathan Holder

Mississippi State                 

So.

Brett Huber 

Ole Miss

Sr.

Syylar Hunter

The Citadel

Fr.

Andrew Istler         

Duke  

So.

Jason Jester

Texas A&M                          

Jr.

Corey Knebel   

Texas

Jr.

Zech Lemond 

Rice

So.

Michael Lorenzen

Cal State Fullerton

Jr.

Seth Lucio

Tennessee Tech                

So.

Johnny Magliozzi       

FLORIDA

So.

Zach Mawson     

Rider

So.

Sutter McLoughlin

Sacramento State

Fr.

Brian Miller

Vanderbilt 

So.

Eric Nedeljkovic

Miami (Fla.)                         

Sr.

Jordan Piché

Kansas

Jr.

Reed Reilly

Cal Poly                                

So.

Tyler Rogers

Austin Peay                         

Sr.

Scott Schultz

Oregon State                       

Jr.

Jimmie Sherfy

Oregon                                 

Jr.

Dan Slania

Notre Dame                         

Jr.

Travis Stout

Jacksonville State              

So.

Michael Swanner

Pepperdine                          

Jr.

Ryan Thompson

Campbell

Jr.

Mathew Troupe       

Arizona

So.

Tyler Webb

South Carolina                    

Sr.

Eric Yardley

Seattle

Sr.

Nate Young

Elon                                       

Sr.

 

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