Sittinger Adds NCBWA Midwest Pitcher Of The Year Honor

Sittinger Adds NCBWA Midwest Pitcher Of The Year Honor

Hours after earning Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) Midwest Region Pitcher of the Year honors, Ashland University junior right-handed pitcher Brandyn Sittinger landed the same award from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on Thursday (May 19) afternoon.

Sittinger is 10-0 with a 2.34 earned-run average and 117 strikeouts in 80 2/3 innings this spring. Earlier this season, he was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year, first-team All-GLIAC, All-GLIAC Tournament team, a semifinalist for the D2 Baseball News' Brett Tomko Division II Pitcher of the Year and CoSIDA Academic All-District.

As was the case with the D2CCA, both Sittinger and sophomore third baseman J.P. Sorma earned spots on the NCBWA All-Midwest Region first team. Sorma is on a 25-game hitting streak, and is hitting .383 with 11 doubles, 15 home runs and 54 RBIs.

Earning all-region second-team honors was junior designated hitter Lance Myers, who is hitting .363 with 14 doubles, two homers and 39 RBIs.

Ashland's baseball team (31-20) will begin Midwest Regional tournament play on Thursday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern against Indianapolis (37-19).