Tyler Grauer Named to Stopper of the Year Watch List
Credit Source: Indiana State University Athletics
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball’s Tyler Grauer was named to the initial watch list for the 16th annual Stopper of the Year Award, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced.
Grauer is one of 45 players, including one of two from the Missouri Valley Conference, on the initial list for the award, which is presented annually to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I Baseball. Illinois State’s Derek Salata was the lone MVC reliever named to the list alongside Grauer.
A Shawnee, Kan. Native, Grauer also earned Preseason All-American honors from the NCBWA (First Team and D1Baseball.com (Third Team) as well as Preseason All-MVC accolades.
Grauer appeared in seven games out of the bullpen during the 2020 season and recorded a team best five saves. The lefty finished the year with a 1.59 ERA over 11.1 innings with an 0-1 record.
One of the best strikeout-to-walk ratios in the nation, Grauer sat down 23 batters on strikeouts while issuing just one walk on the year. He held the opposition to a .239 average against.
The redshirt senior saw action during opening weekend against Pittsburgh, throwing two innings and allowing four runs.
The Sycamores will travel to SEC opponent Tennessee this weekend for a four-game series with the Volunteers.