UK's Gott named to midseason Stopper of Year list

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Junior right-hander Trevor Gott, the Kentucky career and season record holder for saves, has been named one of 51 players on the mid-season National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Stopper of the Year Award, given to the top relief pitcher in college baseball, it was announced.

A native of Lexington, Ky., Gott is UK’s career saves (20) and single-season saves (9; 2012, 9; 2013) record holder. The 6-foot, 195-pound product of Tates Creek High School is one of eight Southeastern Conference players on the list.

In 2013, Gott had been a force as one of the top relievers in college baseball for the second consecutive year. He has a 4-1 record and a 1.04 ERA in 19 outings, saving nine games. In 26 innings in 2013, Gott has allowed 25 hits – 23 singles – walking five and striking out 31. He has inherited 13 runners on the year, allowing only one to score, converting nine of 12 save chances.

In his three-year career, Gott has appeared in 65 games in relief, with a 9-5 record, a 2.30 ERA and 20 saves. The 2009 Gatorade Kentucky High School Player of the Year, Gott has worked 78.1 innings, allowing 28 walks and striking out 103 and converting 20-of-24 save opportunities. He has inherited 57 total runners in his career, allowing just 14 to score, an impressive 25-percent.

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