Alabama State Payton Harris Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List

Alabama State closer Payton Harris has been named to the midseason watch list for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award.

The midseason list includes the top 62 relief pitchers from across the country. Harris is the only HBCU NCAA Division I pitcher listed.

Payton Harris, a senior, leads the SWAC with 3 saves. The 5’ 10” righty boasts a 2.35 earned run average while compiling a 3-2 record in 20 appearances, registering 41 strikeouts in 46.0 innings pitched.

The NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award is given to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball. The NCBWA will announce the finalists on Wednesday, June 8 with the winner being named on Friday, June 17 at the 2022 College World Series.

The NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List:

                         2022 NCBWA STOPPER OF THE YEAR MIDSEASON WATCH LIST (62)
Chase Allen, Michigan Brady Hill, San José State Andrew Reitmeyer, Houston Baptist
Chandler Arnold, Dallas Baptist Carson Hobbs, Samford Jared Rine, Kennesaw State
Trey Braithwaite, West Virginia Cade Hungate, Liberty River Ridings, TCU
Kyle Bischoff, Michigan State Dalton Kendrick, Memphis Zane Robbins, Eastern Illinois
Will Brian, Eastern Kentucky Luke Llewellyn, Iowa Tristen Roehrich, North Dakota State
Kyle Brennan, Belmont Trevor Long, Arizona Nick Sando, Santa Clara
Blake Burkhalter, Auburn Trevor Martin, Oklahoma State Thomas Schultz, Vanderbilt
Holden Christian, Arizona Reid McLaughlin, BYU Ben Sears, Houston
Kyle Crigger, Louisiana Tech Jakob Meyer, Evansville Carter Spivey, East Carolina
Noah Dean, Old Dominion Trevin Michael, Oklahoma Kolby Somers, Oregon
Zach DeVito, Tulane Camden Minacci, Wake Forest Dale Stanavich, Rutgers
Jake Drew, North Dakota State Hunter Mink, South Florida Tristan Stivors, Texas State
Ethan Flanagan, UCLA Aaron Nixon, Texas Collin Taylor, UAB
Cameron Foster, McNeese Davis Palermo, North Carolina Alonzo Tredwell, UCLA
Zach Franklin, Western Carolina Jake Pecilunas, Towson Jay Thompson, Georgia Southern
Jack Gowen, Georgia William Privette, Charleston Brady Tygart, Arkansas
Tyler Guilfoil, Kentucky Michael Prosecky, Louisville Redmond Walsh, Tennessee
Payton Harris, Alabama State Blake Purnell, Florida Andrew Walters, Miami (Fla.)
Landon Harper, Southern Miss Dalton Rhadans, Wofford Chris Villaman, NC State
Ryan Harvey, UC Santa Barbara Vince Reilly, Grand Canyon Tyler Vogel, Jacksonville
Stephen Halstead, North Florida Noah Rennard, Michigan

1 comment for “Alabama State Payton Harris Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List

  1. This kid is the hardest working kid in college baseball. He definitely deserves an opportunity to be in the professional league to showcase his arm talents.

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