Lindgren named Stopper of the Year finalist

Jacob Lindgren

Jacob Lindgren

Mississippi State junior reliever Jacob Lindgren has been named one of five finalists for the Stopper of the Year awarded by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Lindgren went 6-1 with three saves in 26 relief appearances this season. He had a team-low 0.81 earned average and also led the Bulldogs with 100 strikeouts in 55.1 innings.

The Bay St. Louis southpaw led the nation with 16.3 strikeouts per nine innings.

“Jacob put together one the best seasons by any relief pitcher in college baseball this year,” said MSU pitching coach Butch Thompson in a release. “He is a deserving candidate both on and off the field and we are extremely proud to say he is a Mississippi State baseball player.”

For his career, Lindgren is 12-6 with a 2.64 ERA and 189 strikeouts. He was a first team All-SEC performer and is a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award.

Joining Lindgren as Stopper of the Year finalists are Sam Moore of UC-Irvine, Nick Burdi of Louisville, Michael Cederoth of San Diego State and Brendan McCurry of Oklahoma State.

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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