FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 22, 2001
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. --- Elizabethtown College senior pitcher Bryan Pittinger (Westminster, MD/South Carroll) has been named a regional All-American in baseball. He was named to the First Team in the Mid-Atlantic Region. This marks the second consecutive year he has received all-region honors, and the first time he has achieved first team recognition.
Pittinger, who has pitched primarily in relief over the past two seasons, recently completed a record-breaking career. He owns Etown's career save record with 19, and his 11 saves in 2000 are the highest single-season total in the history of the program. He saved six games in 2001, the second-highest total ever by an Etown pitcher.
His 82 career appearances are an Etown record for a pitcher, and his 32 appearances in 2001 set a single-season record at Elizabethtown and was just three games shy of the NCAA Division III record. 30 of his appearances in 2001 came in relief, tying the NCAA Division III single-season record set in 1996. He also finished fourth in Etown's career win list with 19 victories, and his 189 career strikeouts place him fifth in program history. His 1.51 ERA in 2000 was the fifth-lowest ever at Etown for a pitcher with 36 or more innings pitched.
Pittinger finished the 2001 season with a 5-1 record and six saves, a team-best 3.17 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 48-1/3 innings pitched. He made 32 appearances and started two games, including the only complete game pitched by a Blue Jay this season.
The Elizabethtown College baseball team finished the season with a 19-19 overall record and an 8-6 regular season mark in the Commonwealth Conference. The team won the Commonwealth Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament for the second consecutive year.