MOUNT PLEASANT — Central Michigan sophomore Jordan Foley has been named to the initial watch list for the 2013 Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports.
Foley is one of 41 players named to the list for the award that will be presented during the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Night of Champions on June 29. He is just one of two players representing the Mid-American Conference on the list, joining Ball State’s Scott Baker.
The right hander has ranked among the nation’s leader in ERA (1.02), strikeouts (70) and strikeouts per nine innings (10.22) while posting a 6-1 record on the mound. He has allowed just seven earned runs on the year and is limiting batters to an average of just .185 at the plate. A year after walking nearly a batter per inning, Foley has found his command in his second season in the Maroon and Gold, walking just 24 batters in 62.1 innings.
A native of The Colony, Texas, Foley has twice been named the Mid-American Conference West Pitcher of the Week and leads all qualified starters in ERA and strikeouts. Foley has been just as dominant in conference play, posting a 2-1 record with a 0.95 ERA while striking out 37 batters in 28.1 innings.
Foley will be back on the mound this Friday when the Chippewas travel to Toledo for a three-game series versus the Rockets.