Simokaitis tabbed to 3 All-American teams

UMSL student Austin Simokaitis

University of Missouri–St. Louis junior relief pitcher Austin Simokaitis has been named an All-American by three different organizations, including second team accolades from Daktronics, Inc., third team honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings and honorable mention selections from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

A First Team All-Midwest Region honoree in all three organizations as well as a First Team All-GLVC choice, Simokaitis recorded 11 saves, which led the GLVC and ranked fifth nationally at the end of the regular season in NCAA DII and is second most in an 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, an accounting major, 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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