McCormick Garners Second Team All-America Honors From Collegiate Baseball Newspaper|
May 28, 2015
QUEENS, N.Y. - After helping lead St. John's to a NCAA Tournament berth as well as a sweep of both the BIG EAST regular season and tournament titles, unanimous BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year Ryan McCormick has earned second team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
The first Red Storm player to earn All-America honors since 2012, McCormick becomes the first St. John's pitcher to be named an All-American since George Brown (2008).
A unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection, McCormick has posted a 10-1 record to go with one save and a 2.81 ERA. The righty has tossed two complete games, including one shutout, and has 70 strikeouts in 86.1 innings of work, while limiting the opposition to a .226 opponent average.
One of just five players in St. John's history with at least 10 wins in a single season, the junior enters NCAA Tournament action ranked tied for eighth in the country in victories.
McCormick finished the regular season with a league-best nine wins (9-1), while ranking fifth in the league in ERA (3.07), fourth in strikeouts (60), fourth in innings pitched (76.1) and seventh in opponent average (.239). In league play, McCormick went a perfect 6-0 in six starts, posted a league-best 1.52 ERA, allowed a league-low .168 opponent average and totaled a league-leading 33 strikeouts in the second-most innings of work (41.1).
The first Red Storm pitcher with two complete games in a season since Sean Hagan in 2012, McCormick had a career-high 10 strikeouts in a complete game effort against Creighton (May 22) in BIG EAST Tournament action and tossed his first-career complete game, a shutout, against Xavier (May 9).