Degano ranks among NCAA’s best arms

 LHP Jeff Degano (Surrey, BC) of the Indiana State Sycamores was named to the National College Hall of Fame pitcher of the year watch list. Degano is a graduate of the Whalley Chiefs, like former first rounder Adam Loewen.

LHP Jeff Degano (Surrey, BC) of the Indiana State Sycamores was named to the National College Hall of Fame pitcher of the year watch list. Degano is a graduate of the Whalley Chiefs, like former first rounder Adam Loewen.

Degano Named to National College Baseball Hall of Fame’s Pitcher of the Year Watch List

Indiana State’s Jeff Degano (Surrey, BC) has been named to the National College Baseball Hall of Fame watch list for the pitcher of the year award. The award, sponsored by Diamond, will be presented on June 29th in Lubbock, Tex. as part of the annual Night of Champions.

There are 46 names on the watch list, with eight schools having multiple representatives. Degano is the only representative of the Missouri Valley Conference; with the American Athletic Conference having the most representatives with six.

In 2015, Degano has earned a 2.32 earned run average in 73 2/3 innings. Degano has struck out 93 hitters, tying him for sixth in the NCAA Division I. Degano has had double-digit strikeouts in five of his 1- starts, striking out a career-high 12 in seven innings against Wichita State.

Pitcher of the Year Watch List
Name School Conference

Matthew Crownover Clemson ACC
Kyle Funkhouser Louisville ACC
Brendan McKay Louisville ACC
Nathan Kirby Virginia American Athletic
Nolan Blackwood Memphis American Athletic

Tommy Peterson South Florida American Athletic
Carson Cross UConn American Athletic
Anthony Kay UConn American Athletic
Eddie Muhl George Washington American Athletic
Kevin Duchene Illinois Big Ten

Tyler Jay Illinois Big Ten
Mike Shawaryn Maryland Big Ten
Josh Roeder Nebraska Big Ten
Michael Freeman Oklahoma State Big 12
Riley Ferrell TCU Big 12

Preston Morrison TCU Big 12
Alex Young TCU Big 12
Corey Taylor Texas Tech Big 12
Austin Kerr Coastal Carolina Colonial
Tyler Peitzmeier Cal State Fullerton Big West

Dillon Tate UCSB Big West
James McMahon Southern Mississippi C-USA
Taylor Clarke College of Charleston Colonial
Jeff Degano Indiana State Missouri Valley
Adam Whitt Nevada Mountain West

Bubba Derby San Diego State Mountain West
Ryan Burr Arizona State Pac-12
Andrew Moore Oregon State Pac-12
David Berg UCLA Pac-12
James Kaprielian UCLA Pac-12

Luke Gillingham Navy Patriot
Jett Meenach Navy Patriot
Alex Lange LSU SEC
Jesse Stallings LSU SEC
Tanner Houck Missouri SEC

Grayson Long Texas A&M SEC
Carson Fulmer Vanderbilt SEC
Matthew Milburn Wofford Southern
Trevor Belicek Texas A&M Corpus Christi Southland
Stuart Holmes Nicholls State Southland

Justin Sinibaldi Nicholls State Southland
Evan Challenger Georgia Southern Sun Belt
Josh Burchell Alabama A&M SWAC
Joseph Camacho Alabama State SWAC
J.D. Busfield Loyola Marymount West Coast

David Hill San Diego West Coast

Degano will make his next appearance on Friday, as the Sycamores take on Bradley Braves at Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium in Terre Haute, Ind.