Already earning Third Team All-American honors by Louisville Slugger, Zach Plesac was named the National Freshman Pitcher of the Year by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
Plesac (12-2) appeared in 25 games with six starts and one complete game for the Cardinals. With a team-best 2.11 earned run average, the right-hander had 67 strikeouts, six saves and held his opponents to a .238 batting average.
Here's how Plesac compares to other freshman pitchers around the Mid-American Conference:
|Nick Deeg (Central Michigan)||14-14||1||81.2||4.08||1.420||64/26||90||0.279|
|Eric Lauer (Kent State)||15-14||0||80.0||3.26||1.175||64/36||58||0.204|
|Sterling Sharp (Eastern Michigan)||15-8||0||56.1||4.63||1.633||29/22||70||0.306|