April 25, 2012
DAVIS, Calif. - Left-handed pitcher Dayne Quist's brilliant 2012 campaign has earned him a spot on the College Baseball Hall of Fame National Pitcher of the Year Watch List.
Quist is one of 51 pitchers in the nation named to the exclusive list and is one of four Big West pitchers to receive recognition.
The Santa Cruz, Calif. native is off to a 6-0 record in 2012, has thrown three complete games - two of which were shutouts - and owns a team-leading 75 strikeouts. He has walked just nine opposing batters and is holding opponents to a .172 average. His 8.33 strikeout-to-walk ratio ranks him No. 7 in Div. I.
He has twice earned the Big West Conference's Pitcher of the Week Award after throwing complete game shutouts against San Jose State (Mar. 18) and Pacific (Apr. 14).
Most recently, Quist posted his second double-digit strike out performance of the year, fanning 11 in eight innings at UC Riverside in a 7-2 win on Apr. 20.
He has not allowed more than four runs in any of his nine outings and has yielded two runs or less on six different occasions.
Quist is also rapidly climbing up several of UC Davis' career record lists. The Apr. 20 outing at UC Riverside marked his 55th career appearance, tying him for eighth with four other players, while the 42 starts he has made for the Aggies tie him for fourth all-time.
He is fourth all-time in innings pitched with 307.2 and is tied for sixth in career strikeouts with 241.
The winner of the Pitcher of the Year Award will be announced on June 30 in Lubbock, Texas as part of the annual College Baseball Night of Champions.