Vanderbilt's Fulmer named Pitcher of the Year
Junior right-hander captured SEC pitching triple crown
LUBBOCK, Texas -- The National College Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to announce Carson Fulmer from Vanderbilt as the winner of the 2015 National Pitcher of the Year Award, sponsored by Diamond Sports.
The junior right-hander helped lead the Commodores to the championship series of the College World Series for the second straight season. The eighth overall pick earlier this month in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, Fulmer captured the Southeastern Conference triple crown, finishing first in the league in wins (14), ERA (1.83) and strikeouts (167) while also leading the SEC in inning pitched (127 2/3) and allowing batters to hit just .180 against him.
"To put up those kind of numbers in arguably the toughest conference in the country is truly remarkable," said Raymond Richardson, Pitcher of the Year Award co-chair. "Carson was a key part of his team's run to the final game of the College World Series, and we look forward to seeing what he does at the next level of his career."
The award officially will be presented Monday at the Hall of Fame's annual Night of Champions event, along with the Brooks Wallace Award for the nation's top shortstop, the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award and the Skip Bertman National Coach of the Year Award.For more information on the Pitcher of the Year Award or the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions, visit www.mlb.com/college-baseball-hall-of-fame/awards/pitcher-of-the-year.