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By Max Porter, Contributing News Editor • February 26, 2024

Baseball’s Muhl tops Stopper of the Year midseason watch list

Sophomore Eddie Muhl throws a pitch in GW win over UMass earlier this season. Muhl leads the nation in saves with 14. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer
Sophomore Eddie Muhl throws a pitch in GW win over UMass earlier this season. Muhl leads the nation in saves with 14. Andrew Goodman | Hatchet Staff Photographer
This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Josh Solomon.

The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association announced Tuesday that sophomore Eddie Muhl was one of 39 players on its midseason watch list for the Stopper of the Year Award.

Muhl leads the nation with a total of 14 saves. Just over a week ago, Muhl set the GW all-time single season saves record with his 13th.

The five finalists will be announced June 3, before the NCAA Super Regional competition begins. The nation’s saves leader, plus four other outstanding closers will be nominated. The award will be handed out during the College World Series. No GW closer has ever won the award since its founding in 2005.

Muhl currently boasts a 0.47 ERA in 19.1 innings in 18 appearances. The 6-foot-4 righty out of Sherman Oaks, Calif. has struck out 17 and walked just four batters this season. He has thrown 12 straight scoreless innings dating back to March 14, his second-longest scoreless streak after he went 18.2 innings without giving up a run spanning the end of last season to the beginning of this one.

Muhl can enter further into Colonial lore by recording two more saves to tie Bryan Beggs, a 2001 alumnus who currently holds the career record for most saves with 17. Muhl would be in familiar company in the GW record books: His aunt Kas Allen, a 1988 alumna, is in the GW Athletic Hall of Fame as a former women’s basketball player.

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