Gorst Named to Stopper of the Year Award Midseason List
Matthew Gorst is tied for ACC lead with 10 saves
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Georgia Tech junior reliever Matthew Gorst is one of 40 players named to the Stopper of the Year Award Midseason Watch List, announced Thursday by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
Gorst is one of three ACC relievers on the list, joining Miami’s Bryan Garcia and Clemson’s Pat Krall.
The Alpharetta, Ga., product is tied for the ACC lead (with Garcia) with a career-high 10 saves. He owns a 0.68 ERA, striking out 34 batters and walking just eight in 26.2 innings.
Gorst’s 10 saves are tied with Jim Poole (10, 1987) for the fourth-most on Georgia Tech’s single-season list. He is four saves shy of tying the school single-season mark of 14 set by Brett Binkley in 1993. Gorst’s 11 career saves are currently tied for 11th on Tech’s all-time list.
The NCBWA will announce five finalists for the 2016 Stopper of the Year – the Division I national saves leader and four other relief pitching standouts – on Wednesday, June 8, prior to the start of NCAA Super Regional competition. The NCBWA's All-America Committee will select the winner, with this year's recipient to be announced during the 2016 College World Series.
No. 25 Georgia Tech returns home to host No. 15 Coastal Carolina for a three-game series at Russ Chandler Stadium. Friday’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. All three games will be broadcast on ESPN3 and WREK 91.1 FM.