Feb. 11, 2014
STORRS, Conn. – UConn southpaw David Mahoney (Colchester, Conn.) has been named to the 2014 NCBWA ‘Stopper of the Year’ Preseason Watch List, the organization announced on Tuesday (Feb. 11). The ‘Stopper of the Year’ is presented annually to the top relief pitcher in college baseball.
Mahoney, a redshirt junior, looks to be a key factor in the UConn bullpen this season after appearing in a program-record 34 contests last season. In 34.1 innings of work, Mahoney compiled a 2.36 ERA and held opponents to a paltry .213 batting average against. He saved some his best work for the postseason, tossing 5.1 scoreless innings in the BIG EAST Championship to earn a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
In his career, Mahoney has made 44 appearances, holding a 2.19 ERA in 53.1 innings. He has also compiled a 3-2 record, two saves and has allowed only nine career extra base hits. The UConn hurler is one of three pitchers in The American to earn a spot on the watch list, joining Louisville’s Nick Burdi and USF’s Lawrence Pardo.
Mahoney and the Huskies open the 2014 season on Friday with a trip to Port Charlotte, Fla. where they will take on Ohio State, Indiana State and Auburn in the Snowbird Classic. Stay tuned for a full season preview, coming shortly.
2014 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
Pitcher School Yr.
Kevin Alexander Florida Atlantic Sr.
Brad Applin Rhode Island So.
David Berg UCLA Jr.
Nick Burdi Louisville Jr.
Ryan Burr Arizona State So.
Garrett Cleavinger Oregon So.
Dylan Cole Georgia Sr.
Jacob Cronenworth Michigan So.
Terrance Dedrick Auburn Sr.
Trace Dempsey Ohio State Jr.
Jacob Dorris Texas A&M-CC Jr.
Trevor Dunlap Washington Sr.
Eric Eck Wofford Sr.
Matt Eckelman Saint Louis So.
Taylor Edens VMI So.
Riley Ferrell TCU So.
Ian Gibaut Tulane So.
Joe Goodman High Point Jr.
Ryan Halstead Indiana Sr.
Dylan Hecht UCSB So.
Jonathan Holder Mississippi State Jr.
Jason Jester Texas A&M Sr.
Mason Klotz Southeastern Louisiana So.
Dimitri Kourtis Mercer Jr.
Karch Kowalczyk Valparaiso Sr.
Craig LeJeune George Washington Sr.
Zech Lemond Rice Jr.
Seth Lucio Tennessee Tech Jr.
David Mahoney Connecticut R-Jr.
Jake Matthys Kansas State So.
Chris McCue North Carolina Jr.
Brendan McCurry Oklahoma State Sr.
Sutter McLoughlin Sacramento State So.
Brian Miller Vanderbilt Jr.
Ross Mitchell Mississippi State R-Jr.
Kevin Mooney Maryland So.
J.D. Moore South Dakota State Jr.
Corbin Olmstead North Florida So.
Lawrence Pardo USF Sr.
Ashton Perritt Liberty Jr.
Jordan Piche Kansas Sr.
Tyler Powell Western Carolina Jr.
Reed Reilly Cal Poly Jr.
Drew Reynolds East Carolina Sr.
Josh Roeder Nebraska Jr.
Jason Simms Sam Houston State Sr.
Travis Stout Jacksonville State Jr.
Ryan Thompson Campbell Sr.
Ian Tompkins Western Kentucky Jr.
Kevin Willman Northern Colorado Sr.