Friday, February 3, 2006

Kansas pitcher Czyz named to watch list


Kansas University senior Don Czyz was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Assn. Stopper of the Year Award watch list.

Czyz, an Overland Park native, is one of 30 players named to the list for the award that will be given to the top relief pitcher in Division I college baseball.

Czyz recorded 10 saves in 2005, the second most in KU history, and was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention. The right-hander's 36 appearances last season set a Kansas single-

season record. He holds the school record for career appearances with 91.

Nominations were made by each school's baseball sports-information contact. A mid-

season release, including the national saves leaders, will be updated during the week of April 17.

At the end the regular season, the Division I leader in saves and four other relief-pitching standouts will be selected as finalists. These finalists will be released on Wednesday, May 31, just prior to the beginning of NCAA regional play.


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