Collegiate National Team

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.

Sherfy joins former Ducks Tyler Anderson and Scott McGough as members of the Collegiate National Team as the pair played in the summer of 2010.

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.