December 21, 2014

Koumas named to national watch list

Forrest Koumas

USC closer Forrest Koumas has named as one of 45 closers on the pre-season Stopper of the Year Watch List by the National Baseball Writers Association. 

This will be Koumas’ first year in the closer’s role at USC.  He was a starter last season while Matt Price earned All American honors as the closer.  But Price has moved into the rotation for his junior season and Koumas will be in the bullpen. 

Koumas was 6-1 with a 2.96 ERA last season.  He started in 12 of his 19 appearances and struck out 63 batters in 73 innings.

Here’s the entire list of closers:

  • Hugh Adams Florida Atlantic Sr.
  • Chris Anderson Jacksonville So.
  • Luke Bard Georgia Tech Jr.
  • Jake Boyd Stetson Sr.
  • Tony Bryant Oregon State Jr.
  • Matt Carasiti St. John’s Jr.
  • Pat Christensen La Salle Jr.
  • Alex Cillo Bucknell Sr.
  • Scott Coffman New Mexico State Sr.
  • Caleb Dudley Louisiana Tech Jr.
  • Matt Duncan Morehead State Jr.
  • Jake Dyer Georgia State Sr.
  • Cale Elam Wichita State So.
  • Matt Gardner Nevada Sr.
  • Kyle Glancy Northern Illinois Sr.
  • Ryan Harvey Seton Hall So.
  • Ryan Hawthorne LMU Sr.
  • Todd Hornsby Jacksonville State Sr.
  • Zack Jones San Jose State Jr.
  • Corey Knebel Texas So.
  • Forrest Koumas South Carolina So.
  • Kenny Long Illinois State Sr.
  • Stefan Lopez Southeastern Louisiana Jr.
  • Austin Maddox Florida Jr.
  • Eddie Magallon Long Beach State Jr.
  • Tyler Maloof Georgia Jr.
  • Kevin McKague Army Sr.
  • Jeff McVaney Texas State Sr.
  • Michael Morin North Carolina Jr.
  • John Neely Texas Tech Sr.
  • Chris Overman North Carolina State Jr.
  • Robbie Powell Stetson Sr.
  • Caleb Reed Mississippi State Sr.
  • Joel Rinehart Navy Jr.
  • Steven Rodriguez Florida Jr.
  • Joe Rogers UCF Jr.
  • Nolan Sanburn Arkansas So.
  • Michael Schum Wright State Sr.
  • Tyler Smith Rider Jr.
  • Kurt Spomer Creighton Sr.
  • Tyler Wagner Utah Jr.
  • Tony Wieber Michigan State Jr.
  • Abram Williams Radford Sr.
  • Nick Wittgren Purdue Jr.
  • Evan Zerff Long Island Jr.