Potomac State's Evan Mitchell named NJCAA Pitcher of the Year
Keyser, WV- Earlier this week, Potomac State pitcher Evan Mitchell was named as a 1st team NJCAA All-American. Now the verdict is clear that his season was one of the finest in the storied baseball program at Potomac State, as he was named the 2015 Spalding NJCAA Division I Pitcher of the Year.
This marks the first time that an athlete from Potomac State College has ever been named as a National Player of the Year.
Potomac State Head Coach Doug Little said this about Mitchell’s season: “It is a testament to hard work. Evan dedicated himself to have a great season; he worked to improve each and every day and I could not be prouder of him because he is such a quality person.”
From the NJCAA:
Despite falling one win short of reaching the NJCAA DI Baseball World Series, Potomac State enjoyed a successful season with a final overall record of 37-10. Accounting for nearly a third of those victories was the Catamounts’ outstanding right-hander, Evan Mitchell.
Compiling a 1.16 ERA in 2015, Mitchell boasted the third-lowest earned run average in the nation. Opposing offenses accumulated 11 earned runs and 19 total against the sophomore. He made 15 appearances – including 11 starts – during the season, posting a 12-1 record to tie for the most wins in the country. Mitchell totaled 85 innings pitched and strung together six complete game performances. He compiled 65 strikeouts for an average of 6.88 strikeouts per nine innings pitched, giving up 34 walks in the process.
In the Region 20 tournament, Mitchell enjoyed one of his best performances of the year against Hagerstown (Md.). In eight innings of work, he tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts against the Hawks. The Catamounts won the game 5-1 as Mitchell held Hagerstown to one run on four hits.
A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Mitchell is returning home to complete his collegiate baseball career at the NCAA DI level. The right-hander signed with Liberty in November during the early signing period.
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