Lindgren named Olson Award semifinalist

Jacob Lindgren

Jacob Lindgren

Mississippi State junior reliever Jacob Lindgren has been named as a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award, given annually to the breakout player in college baseball.

Lindgren is 6-1 on the mound with three saves, a 0.88 earned run average, 93 strikeouts and 21 walks in 51 innings of work. He leads the country in strikeouts among relief pitchers and has the highest strikeout margin per nine innings of any hurler at 16.4.

The Bay St. Louis native had a 0.55 ERA in Southeastern Conference this season which he lowered from 5.20 in 2013.

Lindgren has not allowed an earned run in his last 21 1/3 innings and was a first team All-SEC selection.

The Gregg Olson Award is named for the former Auburn and MLB closer and will be awarded at the College World Series. Finalists will be named on June 6.

2014 Gregg Olson Award Semifinalists

Will Allen C Ole Miss
Cody Boutte P Louisiana
Taylor Clarke P College of Charleston
Shawn Clowers P Liberty
Jace Conrad 2B Louisiana
Andy Cox P Tennessee
Zac Curtis P Middle Tennessee
Andro Cutura P Southeast Louisiana
Tyler Davis P Washington
Montana Durapau P Bethune-Cookman
Mike Franco P Florida International
Kyle Freeland P Evansville
Casey Jones IF/OF Elon
Scott Kingery OF Arizona
Nathan Kirby P Virginia
Brandon Koch P Dallas Baptist
Ryan Koopman P Campbell
Jacob Lindgren P Mississippi State
Jordan Luplow OF Fresno St
Chase Mallard P UAB
Sam Moore P UC Irvine
Tyler Neslony OF Texas Tech
Connor Owings IF/OF Coastal Carolina
Max Pentecost C Kennesaw St
Rohn Pierce P Canisius
DJ Ruhlman SS Seton Hall
Scott Schaub 3B Jacksonville
Ryan Seiz 2B Liberty
Eric Skoglund P UCF
Andrew Stevenson OF LSU
Jake Stinnett P Maryland
Matt Warren P Creighton
Drew Weeks OF North Florida
Ryan Williams P East Carolina
Nic Wilson 1B Georgia St
Brian Wolfe OF/1B Washington

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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