Nola named finalist for pitcher of the year award
BATON ROUGE - LSU pitcher Aaron Nola is nominated for the National Pitcher of the Year Award to be given by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame on June 28 in Lubbock, Texas.
Nola is one of three finalists along with Blake Fox of Rice and Brendan McCurry of Oklahoma State.
"They maintained their impressive numbers throughout the season, and they're going to make it difficult to choose a winner," said Pitcher of the Year co-chair Raymond Richardson.
Nola, a right-hander from Baton Rouge, had a 23-2 record with 256 strikeouts in his past two seasons. Fox had a 12-0 record with 69 strikeouts, while McCurry had a 5-0 record with 53 strikeouts.
"Each of these guys was part of a dominant pitching staff, and yet they all managed to distinguish themselves," said award co-chair Chris Snead.
Nola received SEC Pitcher of the Year for the second year recently, and was drafted to the the Philadelphia Phillies this month.