JCJC's Pierce named NJCAA Division II first-team All-American
Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2011-06-08 10:41:38
ELLISVILLE – Jones County Junior College pitcher Andrew Pierce has been named an NJCAA Division II first-team All-American for the second straight season.
Pierce, a sophomore from Stringer High School, compiled an 11-3 record with three saves this season as he helped Coach Christian Ostrander’s Bobcats to their most successful year in school history.
Pierce posted a 1.99 earned run average. He pitched 113 1/3 innings, allowed 78 hits, walked 19 and struck out 126. Opponents hit only .192 against him. Pierce was 21-5 during his two seasons at JCJC.
Pierce was named the NJCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 18-24. On April 19 at Southwest Mississippi, Pierce threw a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts in the Bobcats’ 3-0 win over the Bears. On April 22, he pitched the final inning of a 5-3 victory over East Central, allowing one hit and earning a save.
The Southern Miss signee helped the Bobcats to a 46-17 record and a runnerup finish in the NJCAA Division II World Series, which concluded last week in Enid, Okla. The 46 wins are a school record for JCJC. The Bobcats claimed their second straight MACJC South Division title, their third overall MACJC crown and their first Region 23 championship in school history.
The NJCAA announced the All-American team on Wednesday morning. To view the complete team, go to www.njcaa.org.