Tyler Guilfoil Named Finalist For Stopper of the Year Award
Kentucky junior pitcher Tyler Guilfoil has been one of the 10 finalists for the national Stopper of the Year Award, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced Tuesday. He previously was named Second-Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
Guilfoil, a Lexington native who transferred back home after last season, turned in arguably the best season in history by a Kentucky reliever. He had a 1.59 earned run average and six saves in 51.0 innings while striking out 14 batters per nine innings and holding opposing hitters to a .156 batting average. He had a microscopic 1.34 ERA in 40.1 SEC innings.
In the SEC Tournament, Guilfoil earned both a win and a save in his two appearances and finished 3-1 on the season in 21 appearances. Guilfoil was outrageously good over the final six weeks of the season, going 3-0 with three saves and a 1.05 ERA in 25.2 innings with only 10 hits allowed and 34 strikeouts.