Sherfy Named to Pitcher of the Year Watch List

EUGENE, Ore. – Jimmie Sherfy is one of 22 pitchers on the latest watch list for the 2013 Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports and presented during the CollegeSherfy Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions on June 29.

The junior right-hander leads the nation in saves with 19, tying his school record on Wednesday against Gonzaga, while boasting a 2-0 record and a 1.00 ERA. He also leads all active players in the country in strikeouts per nine innings (13.05) and is second in career saves (38).

Previously, Sherfy was named to the mid-season watch list for the Golden Spikes Award, which is sponsored by Major League Baseball and honors the top amateur baseball player in the country, as well as the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List.  Sherfy earned multiple postseason All-America honors as a sophomore after finishing the season with 19 saves and a 2.20 ERA.  The right-hander claimed first-team ABCA/Rawlings All-America recognition, while being named second-team All-America by the NCBWA, Baseball America, and Perfect Game, and third-team by Louisville Slugger.  Sherfy was also a NCBWA Stopper of the Year finalist and claimed first-team All-Pac 12 accolades after leading the league in saves.

 

Photo courtesy of Gary Breedlove

 

 

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Mike (Editor-in-Chief) is a 1970 graduate of the University of Oregon where he attended the Honors College and received all-conference honors as a swimmer. After college, Mike ran for the Oregon Track Club and narrowly missed qualifying for the US Olympic Trials in the marathon. He continues his involvement in sports with near-daily swimming or running workouts, occasional masters swim competition (where he has received two Top-10 World rankings), providing volunteer coaching to local triathletes and helping out with FishDuck.com. Mike lives on 28 acres in the forest near Sandpoint, Idaho, where he has served as a certified public accountant for most of his working career. His current night job is writing novels about Abby Westminster, the only known illegitimate daughter of Britain's finest secret agent who has to bring down arch-villains plotting dastardly deeds. And, yes, Abby is also a DUCK!