TUCSON, Ariz. – University of Arizona baseball pitcher Mathew Troupe is one of 51 players named to the mid-season watch list for the ninth annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year award, given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball, the association announced on Tuesday.
A sophomore right-hander, Troupe boasts a 3-0 record, a 2.67 earned run average and a team-leading nine saves in 20 appearances out of the bullpen this season. He has struck out 39 and walked 14 in 27.0 innings pitched, while limiting opponents to a .167 batting average.
Troupe's nine saves rank third-most among all closers in the Pac-12 Conference and check in at No. 19 nationally. The saves tally is already sixth-most in school single-history and only four off the program record (13) set by Jason Stoffel in 2008.
A native of Northridge, Calif., Troupe has etched his name into the career records books, too. In only his second season, Troupe's 15 career saves are tied with Daniel Schlereth (2006-08) for the third-most in program history. Stoffel is the school's all-time leader with 29 from 2007-09.
For his career, Troupe owns a 9-1 record and a 3.13 earned run average over 44 career appearances. He has registered 83 strikeouts and surrendered only 33 walks in 63.1 innings pitched for the Wildcats.