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Leake semifinalist for top pitching honor


May 15, 2008

Arizona State University sophomore right hander Mike Leake has been named a semifinalist for the Roger Clemens Award. The award is presented annually to the top pitcher in collegiate baseball.

Leake (Fallbrook, Calif.) is 8-1 with a 3.42 ERA and one save for the Sun Devils. He has thrown a team leading 92 innings, striking out 86 while walking only 12. He was a First Team All-Pac-10 selection last season and was recently named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII selection. Leake is also batting .438 with two homers and 11 RBI.

Leake is one of 10 semifinalists for the award. The three finalists will be announced on May 26.

Roger Clemens Award Semifinalists:

  • Scott Bittle, Mississippi
  • Aaron Crow, Missouri
  • Joshua Fields, Georgia
  • Scott Gorgen, UC Irvine
  • Chris Hernandez, Miami
  • Shooter Hunt, Tulane
  • Mike Leake, ASU
  • Andrew Liebel, Long Beach State
  • Brian Matusz, San Diego
  • Stephen Strasburg, San Diego State