Anderson Named to NCBWA Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List
Friday, February 08, 2013 | by Matt Judd
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Brady Anderson
Brady Anderson

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sophomore reliever Brady Anderson (Arcadia, Fla./DeSoto County HS) of the FGCU baseball team was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch list, announced by the media outlet Friday.

Anderson is one of six pitchers from the Atlantic Sun Conference to be nominated for this award.

In his first season of collegiate baseball, Anderson appeared in 20 games, making three starts and tossing 39.2 innings for the Eagles. The Arcadia, Fla. native, led the team with four saves on the year and second on the team in appearances (20) on the mound. Anderson held a 1-7 record with a 4.08 ERA and 26 strikeouts and started his collegiate career with eight scoreless innings of relief.

In 23 games with the Willmar Stingers of the Northwoods Summer League, Anderson was recognized as one of the top prospects by Perfect Game, after finishing with a 3.00 ERA and 35 strikeouts in an even 30 innings pitched. Holding a 3-1 record as a reliever, Anderson recorded 15 saves, which was the second most in the league.

Following an injury suffered in practice last week, Anderson will not see action in 2013.

Nominations for the NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award were made by baseball sports information/media relations contacts. The initial list will be updated with a mid-season release the week of April 16, including the national saves leaders. 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 5, prior to start of NCAA Super Regional tournament competition.

The Blue and Green will get the 2013 season underway on Feb. 15 in Sarasota, Fla. when they take on St. John’s as part of the Snowbird Baseball Classic. First pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. Fans can get updates and information on FGCU baseball all season long by visiting www.FGCUATHLETICS.com or by following the team on twitter @FGCU_Baseball.

2013 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

Pitcher                       School

Brady Anderson         Florida Gulf Coast            
Barrett Astin            Arkansas                         
Kyle Bartsch            South Alabama                
David Berg              UCLA                               
Josh Biggs               Evansville                        
Tony Bryant             Oregon State                    
Michael Burchett       Sam Houston State           
Nick Burdi                Louisville                          
Tyler Burgess           Missouri State                    
Aaron Burke            Coastal Carolina                       
Chase Byerly            Butler                              
Gunnar Carroll           Army                              
Will Chesney            East Tennessee State        
Pat Christensen        LaSalle                            
Adam Cimber           San Francisco                  
Ryan Connolly          Coastal Carolina                         
Bret Dahlson            Loyola Marymount                     
Ryan Deeter             UCLA                              
Josh Dezse              Ohio State                      
Matt Dunbar             Arizona State                    
Todd Eaton              Southern Illinois             
Eric Eck                   Wofford                         
Alex Facundus         Tulane                             
Scott Firth               Clemson                         
Max Garner             Baylor                             
John Garrett            VMI                                
Michael Gomez         FIU                                
Joe Goodman           High Point                        
John Gorman           Boston College                   
Trevor Gott              Kentucky                                  
Zack Hartman          UNLV                             
Preston Hatcher        Western Carolina                        
Taylor Haydel           Western Kentucky                       
Nate Hill                   Troy                              
Dylan Hills               Southeastern Louisiana      
Jonathan Holder        Mississippi State                
Brett Huber              Mississippi                      
Chris Huffman          James Madison                 
Kyle Kingsley           North Dakota State           
Corey Knebel           Texas                             
Clark Labitan            Virginia Tech                     
Steven Leasure        South Florida                    
Brett Loeding           Northern Kentucky             
Michael Lorenzen      Cal State Fullerton                       
Ryan Mattes            Campbell                         
Justin McCalvin         Kennesaw State                          
Hobie McClain           New Mexico                      
Ronnie Muck            Illinois                             
Jake Naumann         Evansville                         
James Norwood        Saint Louis                       
Kenny O'Brien          George Washington            
Thomas Olson          Dartmouth                      
Race Parmenter       UC Irvine                        
Drew Reynolds         East Carolina                   
Joel Rinehart            Navy                               
Bradley Roney          Southern Miss                  
Reid Roper              Illinois                             
Kyle Ruchim             Northwestern                   
A.J. Salcines            Miami (Fla.)                     
Logan Scott             California                        
Jimmie Sherfy          Oregon                            
Dan Slania               Notre Dame                   
Michael Smith           Dallas Baptist                   
Chad Sobotka          USC Upstate                   
Colby Suggs             Arkansas                         
Tim Swatek             Fordham                        
David Teasley          Mercer                            
Kellen Urbon            Cornell                            
A.J. Vanegas            Stanford                          
Dylan Vogt              Nebraska                        
Michael Wagner        San Diego                        
Tyler Webb              South Carolina                  
Nate Williams           Kansas State                    
Mark Winkelman       Creighton                         
Nate Young              Elon