Wetzler, Fry Pitcher of Year Semifinalists

TWO-THIRDS OF Oregon State's starting pitching rotation -- Ben Wetzler and Jace Fry -- have combined for 21 victories and a 1.21 earned run average this season. The two have also been named as semifinalists for the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Pitcher of the Year watch list as it was trimmed down to 18.

Ben Wetzler and Jace Fry join Virginia and UC Irvine as teams with two pitchers on the list. They also represent two of the three pitchers selected from the Pac-12 Conference as a whole.

They've combined for four Pac-12 Conference Pitcher of the Week honors and two national honors this season. Wetzler is on the watch list for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy, both are given annually to the nation's top collegiate player.

Fry, meanwhile, leads the Pac-12 with 11 wins and has a 1.50 ERA in a team-leading 107 2/3 innings. He's struck out 87 and opponents are batting just .193 against him.

Wetzler is 10-1 this season and has the nation's lowest ERA (0.84) and batting average against (.146). The lefty has 68 strikeouts in 86 innings and has allowed just 42 hits and eight earned runs.

The award will be presented on June 28 at the College Baseball Hall of Fame's Night of Champions in Lubbock.

Oregon State closes out its regular season this weekend against visiting USC in a three-game series that starts Friday at 4:05 p.m. PT. Saturday's game is at 4:05 p.m. as well with the finale on Sunday at 12:05 p.m. All three games will be televised by the Pac-12 Networks.

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