May 14, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University junior right hander Mike Leake has been named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, awarded annually to the top player in collegiate baseball. The award is presented by the College Baseball Foundation. Leake was the only student-athlete from the Pac-10 among the 16 semifinalists.
Leake (Fallbrook, Calif.) is 12-1 with a 1.47 ERA for the Sun Devils. He leads the Pac-10 in victories, strike outs (104) and innings pitcher (97.2) and he has also tossed four complete games. Leake was recently named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII selection for the second consecutive year and a semifinalist for the Pitcher of the Year Award. He was the 2008 Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year and a semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award.