The College Baseball Foundation released it’s list of 15 players who are semifinalists for its Pitcher of the Year Award, and Missouri State junior southpaw Buddy Baumann is among that elite group.
Baumann is 9-1 this season with a 2.95 ERA. He leads the Missouri Valley Conference in victories and strikeouts (87), while sitting second in opponent average (.208) and fifth in ERA over 73.1 innings pitched.
The Bears are 10-1 in his 11 starts. Baumann ranks eighth nationally in wins, 25th in hits allowed per nine innings, 27th in both strikeouts per nine innings and total strikeouts, and 45th in ERA.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR AWARD WATCH LIST
Mike Leake – Arizona State – PAC 10
Deck McGuire – Georgia Tech – ACC
Eric Arnett – Indiana – Big 10
A.J. Morris – Kansas State – Big 12
Louis Coleman – LSU – SEC
Kyle Bellamy – Miami – ACC
Buddy Baumann – Missouri State – MVC
Daniel Calhoun – Murray State – OVC
Alex Wimmers – Ohio State – Big 10
Mark Serrano – Oral Roberts – Summit League
Addison Reed – San Diego State – Mountain West
Stephen Strasburg – San Diego State – Mountain West
Austin Wood – Texas – Big 12
Brooks Raley – Texas A&M – Big 12
Daniel Bibona – UC Irvine – Big West