LUBBOCK, Texas - Oregon Friday-night starter Tyler Anderson has been named to the College Baseball Foundation's Pitcher of the Year award watch list, it was announced Tuesday.
Anderson is one of 49 pitchers from across the country that was named to Tuesday’s watch list. The Pitcher of the Year Award will be presented in Lubbock, Texas, on July 2 as part of the College Baseball Awards Show.
This is the second year the CBF will present the Pitcher of the Year Award.
Anderson is currently 4-1 on the season with a 1.60 ERA. The sophomore lefty has been victorious in his last three Friday night starts against Fresno State, Seattle and Nevada. At one point, the Las Vegas native had tossed 21 scoreless innings for the Ducks.
In his last three starts, Anderson is 3-0 with a miniscule 0.78 ERA. In 23 innings on the mound over the last three weeks, Anderson has surrendered just two earned runs while fanning 25 batters and issuing only one walk. He has held batters to a .176 clip and has pitched in one combined shutout.
Anderson’s 1.60 ERA ranks third in the Pac-10, and his staff-leading 36 strikeouts tie for sixth in the Pac-10.
In his second season as a fulltime starter as just a sophomore, Anderson is holding opposing batters to a .183 clip. He has struck out 13 batters looking, a total that ranks third in the Pac-10.
The Pac-10 leads the country with nine pitchers on the Baseball Foundation's Pitcher of the Year award watch list.
Oregon is now 16-6 on the season and has won of 11 of its last 12. The Duck open Pac-10 play at Arizona on Friday night. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. from Tucson, Ariz.