Edwards Named to Roger Clemens Award Watch List

HOUSTON Kansas State senior pitcher Daniel Edwards was named to his third watch list of the season on Tuesday as the closer was named to the fifth annual Roger Clemens Award watch list. Edwards was one of 78 players to be named to the watch list, including nine from the Big 12 Conference.


The distinction is Edwards’ fifth of the preseason, having already been named to the Preseason PING! All-American team, NCBWA All-America third team, the 2008 Brooks Wallace Award watch list and the NCBWA Stopper of the Year watch list.


The finalists for the 2008 Roger Clemens Award will be selected in voting by a national panel that includes all Division I head baseball coaches, a selection of national media who cover collegiate baseball, the 16 winners of the R. E. “Bob” Smith Award, which was presented to the top player in the country in Houston in 1988-2003. In addition, the 13 previous finalists for the Clemens Award are also issued ballots. The 2008 award will be presented this summer.


Edwards enters Tuesday night’s game against UT-San Antonio with two saves on the season, each coming in the previous two games. He has three strikeouts and has allowed just one hit in his two innings pitched.