April 17, 2008
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University senior right hander Tommy Rafferty has been named to the midseason watch list for the Stopper of the Year Award, awarded by the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association to the top relief pitcher in Division I college baseball.
Rafferty (Lorena, Texas) leads the Pac-10 Conference with 20 appearances and is tied for the conference lead with six victories. He's thrown 37.1 innings, striking out 37 with a 2.89 ERA. He sat out last season after transferring to Arizona State from Angelo State.
Rafferty is one of 45 relievers named to the midseason watch list and is one of four from the Pac-10.