EUGENE, Ore. – Jimmie Sherfy has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year watch list the NCBWA announced Friday.
Sherfy, who is one of 75 players named to the preseason list, was a Stopper of the Year finalist as a sophomore last season. The Camarillo, Calif. Native also has claimed a number of preseason All-America honors. He was named a preseason first-team All-American by the NCBWA and Louisville Slugger, and was a second-team preseason pick by Perfect Game.
Sherfy earned multiple postseason All-America honors as a sophomore after finishing the season with 19 saves and a 2.20 ERA. The right-handed reliever claimed first-team ABCA/Rawlings All-America recognition, while being named second-team All-America by the NCBWA, Baseball America, and Perfect Game, and third-team by Louisville Slugger. Sherfy was also a NCBWA Stopper of the Year finalist and claimed first-team All-Pac 12 accolades after leading the league in saves.
Sherfy set an Oregon record with 19 saves while finishing with a 5-3 record in 36 appearances. He struck out 93 hitters in just 61.1 innings (an average of 13.6 strikeouts per nine innings pitched) and held opponents to a .172 batting average.
Sherfy will lead Oregon into the 2013 season ranked as high as sixth in preseason top 25 polls. The Ducks are coming off their most successful campaign since the program was reinstated in 2009, including Oregon’s appearance in the NCAA Super Regional hosted at PK Park in Eugene. UO placed third in the Pac-12 while establishing a school record for wins, going 46-19 overall.