Cotter & Mierzwa Tabbed to ABCA / Rawlings All-Region Teams

Cotter & Mierzwa Tabbed to ABCA / Rawlings All-Region Teams

WASHINGTON — For the second-consecutive season, The Catholic University of America baseball stars, senior Brennan Cotter and junior Jon Mierzwa, have been selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) / Rawlings All-Region Teams. Cotter and Mierzwa were tabbed to the All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team and Third Team, respectively.

It is the second-straight day that both players have been recognized as the top players in the area with honoring Cotter and Mierzwa as first and third team members, respectively.

Cotter, an All-Landmark First Teamer for the second-straight season, was the Landmark Tournament MVP. The first baseman posted a .370 batting average and a .676 slugging percentage. The Oakland, N.J., native set a new Landmark record for most RBIs in a season (70) and Catholic records for most home runs in a season (11) and most career home runs (19).

Mierzwa, who earned his second-consecutive First-Team Landmark honor, makes its year two on the all-region team as he was third-teamer last season. He went 4-1 on the year and added a save in the title-clinching game of the Landmark Championship Tournament. He struck out 81 batters in 60.2 innings pitched for a 12.02 strikeouts per nine innings mark.

The duo helped lead the Cardinals to Landmark Conference Regular Season and Tournament titles and a berth to the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional.

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