Hackimer, McCormick Garner ABCA All-America Accolades|
June 13, 2015
QUEENS, N.Y. - A pair of St. John's pitchers have earned All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as Thomas Hackimer garnered second team accolades and Ryan McCormick was a third team selection. The honors mark the first time that the Red Storm has had two All-Americans in one season since 2012 (Jeremy Baltz, Matt Wessinger).
Drafted by the New York Mets in the 15th round (449th overall), Hackimer earned first team ABCA All-Northeast Region accolades and unanimous first team All-BIG EAST honors this season. Hackimer went 4-1 with a 1.92 ERA to go with a league-leading and program-record 15 saves. The reliever also led the league with a program-record 35 appearances and ranked fifth with 55 strikeouts in just 51.2 innings of work.
Hackimer owns program-records for both saves (28) and appearances (96) in a career.
A 16th round choice (467th overall) of the Colorado Rockies, McCormick already earned second team All-America honors this season from Collegiate Baseball. The righty also unanimously earned BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year honors and was a unanimous first team All-BIG EAST selection. The righty went a league-best 11-1 to match a 47 year-old program-record for wins in a single season and ranked second in the league in ERA (2.66), third in strikeouts (70) and first in innings pitched (91.1). McCormick tossed two complete games, including one shutout, and also notched one save.
McCormick ranks tied for fifth all-time in program-history with 21 wins (21-9).