Jake Walsh has picked up yet another All-America honor as the junior righthander was tabbed a third-team honoree on the Rawlings All-America team as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Walsh posted a 12-1 record and a 2.80 earned run average this past season. His 12 wins were second in Division II and are the most wins for a Moccasin pitcher since Tomko posted a 15-2 record in leading the 1995 team to the NCAA National Championship, while his 104 strikeouts were 14th most in the division. His ERA ranked third in the SSC. He joined Browning who had 107 strikeouts, in helping the Moccasin pitching staff post the second most strikeouts (481) in school history.
Earlier, Walsh was named a finalist for the Brett Tomko Award as the NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Year by D2Baseball News.com and was named a second-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association. He was also voted the South Region Pitcher of the Year and All-South first-team by both organizations and was a first-team honoree on the ABCA/Rawlings All-South team as well as in the Sunshine State Conference. The Indialantic, Fla. native was the SSC Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 12 and May 15 of this season.
Florida Southern's season came to a close at the NCAA South Regional Tournament. The Moccasins finished with a 35-17 record.