June 3, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. - The College Baseball Hall of Fame announced Monday that Stanford senior RHP Mark Appel is one of 10 semifinalists for the National Pitcher of the Year Award.
The winner of the Pitcher of the Year Award will be announced June 29 in Lubbock, Texas, as part of the annual College Baseball Night of Champions.
Appel, who won the 2012 Pitcher of the Year Award, leads all pitchers on the list with 130 strikeouts.
A two-time Louisville Slugger first team All-American, Appel is also a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and the Howser Trophy. Last week, he was named first team All-Pac-12 Conference.
Appel is also a Senior CLASS Award finalist and was named Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week and Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week twice this season.
Appel finished his Stanford career as the program's all-time strikeout leader after fanning nine in the season finale against No. 8 UCLA. His 372 career strikeouts rank second among active NCAA hurlers.
The Pac-12 Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year is sixth in program history with 28 career wins and fourth with 377.2 innings pitch.
One of the most decorated players at the collegiate level, Appel went 10-4 during his senior campaign with a 2.12 ERA and 130 strikeouts in 106.1 frames. Through 14 appearances, the Friday night starter held opponents to a career-low .203 clip.