April 24, 2006
Malibu, Calif. - Sophomore right hander Barry Enright, who has posted wins over five ranked opponents this season, is one of 48 players named on the 2006 Roger Clemens Award Watch List. The award is given annually to college baseball's top pitcher.
The initial list is comprised of players named to pre-season All-American teams by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA). Each weekly honoree of the NCBWA Pitcher of the Week will be added to the list, as will statistical leaders later in the season.
First-round voting is scheduled to begin May 8 and will run through May 15. The announcement of 10 semifinalists is set for May 18. Voting on the award is conducted by all Division I head baseball coaches, a selection of national media who cover the college game, all past winners of the Rotary Smith Award and past finalists of the Roger Clemens Award.
Enright, who was a Freshman All-American in 2005, is currently 8-1 with a 3.97 ERA in 14 appearances. He has wins over No. 15 Long Beach State, No. 2 Oregon State, No. 10 Tulane, No. 4 Cal State Fullerton and No. 25 San Diego.
In those five games, Enright has pitched 35.1 innings, posted a 2.80 ERA and limited the opposition to a .265 average. He was named the NCBWA's National Co-Pitcher of the Week for February 20 after registering wins over No. 15 Long Beach State and No. 2 Oregon State.
Enright also has twice been named the West Coast Conference's (WCC) Pitcher of the Week and to the College Baseball Foundation Hall of Fame Honor Roll.
The winner of the Roger Clemens Award will be announced at a dinner at the Marriott Westchase Hotel in Houston, Texas, on July 12.