St. Louis, Mo., July 11, 2019 – Senior John Howard of the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team was named the 2019 D3baseball.com National Pitcher of the Year and as an All-America First Team selection. Howard is the first player in school history to earn the honor.
Howard finished the 2019 season with a career-best number of victories, 11, and strikeouts, 100 which both ranked in Division III's top-10. The win total ranked fourth and the strikeout total 10th while Howard also produced a spectacular 1.23 earned run average which was sixth in DIII. In addition, he had a 7.69 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 0.92 WHIP limiting opponents to 1.33 walks per nine innings.
The two-time All-America honoree concluded his career with some of the best marks in WashU history. He ranks second in ERA (1.78), seventh in wins (21), seventh in strikeouts (204) and 10th in innings pitched (223). In 2018, Howard posted the program's best ERA by a starting pitcher in program history (1.01).
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