Young tabbed for first-team honors, while Hall picks up second-team recognition from baseball writers
MSU will make first NCAA Super Regional round appearance since 2003 this weekend in Fayetteville
Knutson, Young pitch Bears to 3-2 win over Hawkeyes to clinch MSU's first NCAA Regional title since 2003
MSU improves to 2-0 at Springfield Regional, matches school record for wins in season with 18th consecutive victory
Matt Hall becomes MSU's ninth first-team All-American to lead record-breaking class of postseason honorees
Missouri State head coach Keith Guttin and student-athletes Jordan Knutson, Bryan Young and Joey Hawkins address the media following the sixth game of the NCAA Baseball Springfield Regional on Sunday, May 31, at Hammons Field.
2014: Young made a strong impression in his initial season with the Bears, logging two wins and a 3.63 earned run average in nine appearances before a mid-April injury ended his year prematurely...Earned the victory in his first collegiate appearance, a 6-4 Bears win at UCA (Feb. 15); struck out three and allowed two earned runs in 3.1 innings...Tossed 9.2 consecutive scoreless innings of relief (Feb. 22-March 9) over five appearances, including 2 1/3 frames at Oral Roberts (Feb. 25) to help MSU claim a 3-2 win in 10 innings; also worked 4.0 shutout innings against Utah (March 9), matching a season high with three punchouts...Also helped the Bears defeat New Mexico (Feb. 22) with two innings of one-hit ball, again striking out three batters in a 6-1 victory.
2013: Sat out the season as a redshirt...Recorded one save in a pair of appearances over the summer for the Sedalia Bombers of the MINK League.
Background: Young was a two-time MHSBCA First-Team All-State selection for Kansas City's Staley High...Recorded a 6-2 mark to go along with a 1.27 ERA as a senior...Struck out 71 hitters in just 48 innings of work over 11 appearances to help Staley finish with a 22-7 overall record...Excelled at the plate as well, batting .482 with a pair of home runs in 29 games...Went 7-3 with a 1.04 ERA, 63 strikeouts and 12 walks in 47.1 innings on the mound in 2011...Rated as the No. 21 prospect in the class of 2012 by PBR, Young also handled the bat well, hitting .383 with seven doubles, four triples, two home runs and 27 RBIs in 81 at-bats.
Personal: Bryan Anthony Young is the son of Anthony and Altha Young...Born November 19, 1993 in Kansas City, Mo...One of six children...Majoring in risk management and insurance at MSU.