EUGENE, Ore. – Sophomore right-hander Jimmie Sherfy has accepted an invitation to play for the 2012 Collegiate National Team this summer it was announced today.
Oregon’s closer, Sherfy currently leads the Pac-12 with 16 saves which sets a new single-season record for the Ducks. In 51 innings on the mound, the Camarillo, Calif., native leads Oregon with 78 strikeouts – an average of 13.7 strikeouts every nine innings pitched.
In a team-leading 27 appearances, Sherfy has inherited 24 runners, allowing just four to score. In addition to his 16 saves, the Camarillo, Calif., native has a 4-2 record and a 2.29 ERA while holding opposing batters to a .174 clip.
During Oregon’s current five-game winning streak, Sherfy is 1-0 with four saves.
During that stretch, he has tossed nine and 2/3 shutout innings while striking out 15 batters.
Sherfy has also been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Watch List.
Sherfy was awarded Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week honors on Feb. 21 after striking out 13 in relief and tossing five and 2/3 shutout innings at Hawai’i as the Ducks prevailed 3-2 on Feb. 18 in 12 innings.
Oregon head coach George Horton will serve as an assistant coach for the 2012 Collegiate National Team.
Sixth-ranked Oregon currently has a one and a half-game lead over Arizona in the Pac-12 standings, but the Ducks will take this weekend off from conference play to host Seattle.
The first game of the series is scheduled for 6 p.m., Friday night at PK Park.