Simokaitis named NCBWA First Team All-Midwest Region
University of Missouri–St. Louis junior relief pitcher Austin Simokaitis has been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) First Team All-Midwest Region.
Simokaitis, an accounting major, led the Great Lakes Valley Conference with 11 saves, which ranks fifth nationally in NCAA DII and is second most in a UMSL single season. He also sported a 5-1 record on the mound in 22 appearances and 31 innings of relief work and limited opponents to a batting average of .173. Simokaitis opened the season by not allowing a hit in his first eight appearances or a run in his first 10 appearances. Additionally, he did not allow an earned run in his first 14 appearances. Simokaitis gave up just six runs on the season, including three earned.
UMSL finished the regular season with a 25-17 record, including a 17-17 GLVC mark.
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