April 29, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas – Florida State’s Sean Gilmartin was one of 50 student-athletes named to the watch list for the inaugural National Pitcher of the Year award presented by the College Baseball Foundation and Mizuno.
In his first collegiate season, Gilmartin has emerged as the Seminoles’ Friday night starter exceeding expectations posting an 8-1 record with a 3.32 ERA in 10 starts. The freshman southpaw has registered 62.1 innings of work on the year recording 59 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .223 batting average.
Gilmartin currently leads the ACC in wins while he ranks in the top 10 in opponents batting average (5th), innings pitched (t-6th) and ERA (7th). The Moorpark, Calif., native has collected six or more strikeouts six times, while posting victories in five of his last six starts. He earned a save in his only relief appearance of the season against Florida in Jacksonville. Gilmartin needed just one pitch as he recorded a fly out double play to beat the Gators.
The Pitcher of the Year will be honored during the College Baseball Awards (CBA) Show on July 2 in Lubbock. The CBA will recognize the top players in college baseball as part of the CBF’s annual celebration, which also includes the National College Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. In addition to the Pitcher of the Year Award, other awards presented during the show will include the Brooks Wallace Award to the National Shortstop of the Year and the Dick Howser Trophy for the National Player of the Year.