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Chris Stratton named semifinalist for the 2012 Dick Howser Trophy

 

FILE - Mississippi State junior right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy Friday.

FILE - Mississippi State junior right-handed pitcher Chris Stratton was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy Friday. Photo by: MSU athletics

 

Matt Stevens

 

STARKVILLE - Mississippi State pitcher Chris Stratton is one of 35 semifinalists for the 2012 Dick Howser Trophy, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced Friday. It's the 26th year for the national player of the year award presented by Easton Foundations. 

 

With a 3-1 win over No. 2 Kentucky Friday night, Stratton (10-1, 2.16) became the SEC's first 10-game winner this season and the first Bulldog pitcher to reach 10 wins since current Chicago Cubs hurler Paul Maholm notched a 10-3 worksheet in 2002. Earlier this week the right-hander rom Tupelo, Miss., was named the recipient of the ninth annual C Spire/Ferriss Trophy presented by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum to the top collegiate player in Mississippi. 

 

The Howser Trophy is named in honor of former Florida State All-America shortstop and major league player and manager. The recipient of this year's trophy will be announced June 15 at TD Ameritrade Stadium in Omaha, Neb., in conjunction with the 2012 NCAA College World Series. The list of semifinalists includes candidate from 17 different conference and 32 different schools. Stratton is one of five semifinalists representing the Southeastern Conference. 

 

 

 

2012 DICK HOWSER TROPHY SEMIFINALISTS 

 

 

 

Pos. Name, School 

 

Mark Appel, P, Stanford 

 

Robert Benincasa, RP, Florida State 

 

Sean Bignall, OF, Arkansas-Little Rock 

 

Trent Blank, P, Baylor 

 

Austin Elkins, 2B, Dallas Baptist 

 

Goose Kallunki, 1B, Utah Valley 

 

Marty Gantt, OF, College of Charleston 

 

Marco Gonzales, UT, Gonzaga 

 

Andrew Heaney, P, Oklahoma State 

 

Brock Hebert, 2B, Southeastern Louisiana 

 

D.J. Hicks, 1B, UCF 

 

Daniel Kassouf, DH, Appalachian State 

 

Stefan Lopez, RP, Southeastern Louisiana 

 

Michael Lorenzen, UT, Cal State Fullerton 

 

Josh Ludy, C, Baylor 

 

Luke Maile, C, Kentucky 

 

Jamodrick McGruder, 2B, Texas Tech 

 

Trenton Moses, 3B, Southeast Missouri 

 

Chris O'Grady, RP, George Mason 

 

D.J. Petersen, 3B, New Mexico 

 

Nick Petree, P, Missouri State 

 

Kevin Plawecki, C, Purdue 

 

Danny Poma, OF, Hofstra 

 

James Ramsey, OF, Florida State 

 

Matthew Reckling, P, Rice 

 

Carlos Rodon, P, NC State 

 

Chris Rowley, P, Army 

 

Raph Rhymes, OF, LSU 

 

Zach Stephens, 1B, Tennessee Tech 

 

Chris Stratton, P, Mississippi State 

 

Ross Stripling, P, Texas A&M 

 

Michael Wacha, P, Texas A&M 

 

Michael Wagner, RP, San Diego 

 

Alex Yarbrough, 2B, Ole Miss 

 

Mike Zunino, C, Florida 

 

 

 

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