MSU records fifth win over Wichita State to earn spot in Valley title game vs. Bradley Saturday evening
Guttin named MVC Coach of the Year, while Harris, Burger and Hawkins also receive Valley player of the year recognition from league's coaches
Top-seeded MSU will look to lock up spot in title game with win Friday evening
Junior left-hander notches seventh MVC Pitcher of the Week award for MSU's talented pitching staff
Junior left-hander strikes out 12 Braves over 8.0 shutout innings to secure piece of MSU's fourth regular-season Valley crown
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.