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Walters Named to Stopper of the Year Award Midseason Watch List

Walters Named to Stopper of the Year Award Midseason Watch List

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — University of Miami right-hander Andrew Walters was named to the Midseason Stopper of the Year Watch List, the NCBWA announced Wednesday.

The midseason watch list features 62 of the sport’s top relief pitchers. Relievers who are not on the midseason list still have an opportunity to be named a finalist for the award.

Walters is tied for second in the country and paces the ACC with 12 saves. The third-year sophomore holds the best ERA amongst hurlers with double-digit saves with a 0.38 mark through 23 2/3 innings pitched.

The Palm Bay, Fla., native has a jaw-dropping 11.75 strikeout-to-walk-ratio, punching out 47 hitters and yielding four free passes. Walters has surrendered just seven hits, holding opponents to a .090 batting average.

Walters, who has totaled a 0.93 ERA with 83 strikeouts over 48 1/3 innings in his career, has helped No. 3 Miami (31-10, 16-5 ACC) claim the top spot in the ACC standings.

The NCBWA will announce the finalists on Wednesday, June 8 with the winner being named on Friday, June 17 at the 2022 College World Series.