May 22, 2014
LUBBOCK, TEXAS - Senior Josh Prevost (Belle Mead, N.J.) remains on the newly trimmed 2014 College Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher of the Year watch list. The Pirates' ace is one of just 18 pitchers listed and the lone representative from the BIG EAST Conference.
Prevost is also one of only five pitchers on this list with triple-digit strikeout totals.
The Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented during the National College Baseball Hall of Fame's annual Night of Champions on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas.
The Pirates' regular Friday starter, Prevost was recently named Seton Hall's first BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year since 1992. The 6-foot-8 right-hander was named conference Pitcher of the Week six times and to the Weekly Honor Roll and additional three times. Named Seton Hall's Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, he has also been named to the watch list for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award. Prevost enters post-season play needing just one win to tie Seton Hall's single-season record for wins. Currently, he's 11-2 with a microscopic 1.76 ERA. Prevost currently leads the BIG EAST in wins, ERA, strikeouts, opponent batting average, innings pitched, complete games and shutouts. On April 25, he threw a complete-game shutout against Villanova, scattering just two hits, striking out a career-high 13 batters and not issuing a walk.
PITCHER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST
Nick Howard, Virginia, ACC
Nathan Kirby, Virginia, ACC
Michael Murray, Florida Gulf Coast, Atlantic Sun
Brendan McCurry, Oklahoma State, Big 12
Josh Prevost, Seton Hall, Big East
Casey Bloomquist, Cal Poly, Big West
Sam Moore, UC Irvine, Big West
Andrew Morales, UC Irvine, Big West
Mike Franco, Florida International, Conference USA
Blake Fox, Rice, Conference USA
Kyle Freeland, Evansville, Missouri Valley
Jace Fry, Oregon State, Pac-12
Ben Wetzler, Oregon State, Pac-12
Tyler Davis, Washington, Pac-12
Aaron Nola, LSU, SEC
Carson Baranik, Louisiana - Lafayette, Sun Belt
Sam Street, UT-Pan American, WAC
Aaron Brown, Pepperdine, West Coast