Towson, Md. - Five members of The Catholic University of America baseball team have been selected to the Landmark Conference All-League teams. Junior Brennan Cotter and sophomore Jon Mierzwa were selected to the first team while seniors Joseph Salzano and Paul Burmester and sophomore Mason Belcher garnered spots on the second team.
Cotter leads the Cardinals while sitting number two in the Landmark, with 38 runs batted in and eight home runs in 2017. The Oakland, N.J., native boasts a .386 batting average and .650 slugging average.
As Catholic's starting pitcher, Meirzwa leads the conference with eight wins for the 2017 season. Hailing from Laurel, Md., Meirzwa has tossed 90 strikeouts this year, landing 14th in the nation and first in the Landmark. He sits second in the league with a 2.63 ERA in 65 innings pitched.
Salzano, Catholic's go-to closer, wrapped up his career with the most career appearance in Landmark Conference history (71). He set the Catholic and Landmark record this season for most appearances in a season (24), which he is also ranked fifth in the nation in. The South Riving, Va., native led the conference with eight saves. Salzano also recorded three wins and an ERA of 2.77.
Burmester finished the year third in the conference with a .408 batting average and fourth for home runs (6). The Columbia, Md., native is seventh in the league in RBIs (32) while he recorded 40 hits and 24 runs during the 2017 season.
Hailing from Charlotte, N.C., Belcher is among the top-10 in the Landmark for innings pitched (55), wins (4) and strikeouts (41). He sits fifth in the conference after boasting a 3.11 ERA for the year.
The Cardinals concluded their season with an overall record of 28-14 overall record and the Landmark Conference Regular Season Crown. The win total is the most in program history since joining Division III.
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