Chico State's Barker one of 32 semifinalists for Tomko award

Apr 26, 2015 8:54 PM by Ross Field

Chico State ace Luke Barker was named as one of 32 semifinalists for the second annual Brett Tomko Award, presented by D2 Baseball News to the pitcher of the year at the NCAA Division II level.

Barker, a senior right-hander out of Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, went 4-3 with a 1.73 ERA, the sixth lowest in program history among pitchers who threw at least 50 innings. Barker also tallied 56 strikeouts and only allowed 61 hits in 78 innings pitched.

Barker finishes his career among the program's all-time greats in a number of categories, including fourth in strikeouts (196) and innings pitched (257), as well as tied for ninth in wins (17).

He's the only pitcher in Chico State history to rank among the top 10 in wins and saves. In 2014 Barker picked up 18 saves leading to an All-America selection.

The winner of the 2015 Brett Tomko Award will be named on Monday, June 1.


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