Brown Among Top Relievers

Sophomore named to NCBWA midseason list

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt reliever Tyler Brown has been named to the midseason update for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s (NCBWA) Stopper of the Year Award, members of the association announced Wednesday.

The sophomore is among 45 student-athletes up for the award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top relief pitcher. Twenty-three conferences appear on the list with the SEC leading the way with seven representatives.

Brown (1-1, 2.93 ERA) ranks 15th nationally and third in the SEC with nine saves. The Ashland, Ohio, native has not allowed a run in 14 of his 17 appearances and has struck out multiple batters nine times. He secured two saves last weekend, helping Vandy to a three-game sweep of Alabama.

The NCBWA, founded in 1962, presents the Dick Howser Trophy to the nation’s top player. It also selects All-America teams, a freshman All-America team, players of the week and players of the year.

Vanderbilt opens a three-game series against Auburn on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The matchup will be nationally televised on ESPNU. Fans can also tune in via the WatchESPN app or listen on WNSR 560 AM/95.9 FM and VUCommodores.com.

PLAYERS MENTIONED

#21 Tyler Brown

RHP
6′ 4″
242 lbs
Sophomore