Stopper of the Year Finalist

Closer Tyler Brown named among nation’s best relievers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt closer Tyler Brown has been named among six finalists for the 15th annual National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, members of the association announced Thursday afternoon.

Brown is joined by Illinois junior RHP Garrett Acton, Baylor senior RHP Kyle Hill, Connecticut junior RHP Jake Wallace, Eastern Kentucky senior RHP Aaron Ochsenbein and UCLA sophomore RHP Holden Powell.

Brown has posted 14 saves in 26 appearances, earning First-Team All-SEC honors.  In 40.2 innings pitched, he has struck out 56 batters and walked eight, holding opposing batters to a .206 average. He has not allowed a run in 22 of his 26 appearances and has registered multiple strikeouts in 14 outings. With 14 saves, the Ashland, Ohio, native is just two away from tying the Vanderbilt single-season record of 16.

The NCBWA’s All-America Committee will select the winner, with this year’s recipient to be announced Saturday, June 15, at a news conference at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha at 10 a.m. (CT).