WASHINGTON, D.C. — For the third-consecutive season, Catholic University pitcher Jon Mierzwa has been selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) / Rawlings All-Region Team.
After receiving third-team honors in his last two seasons, the senior earns the Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team accolade for the first time after an outstanding final season for the Cardinals.
The distinction adds to a lengthy list of awards as the right hander from Laurel, Md. became the first Catholic baseball player to be a four-time all-conference and three-time all-region selection in program history after being named to the D3baseball.com All-Region team last week.
Mierzwa earns Second Team honors after being the Landmark's most dominant pitcher this spring. In the final start of his career, he became the all-time leader in Landmark Conference history with 286 career strikeouts. He made his mark on Catholic baseball's history as well as he is the first Cardinal to be awarded Landmark Pitcher of the Year.
Mierzwa led the conference in a few major pitching categories, tying for the lead in wins (7), leading all pitchers in strikeouts (72), and boasting the best earned run average for starters (2.02). Boasting a 7-0 record in starts, Mierzwa struck out 72 batters in 66.2 innings and added two complete games. In conference games, the senior went 4-0 with 39 strikeouts.