Stevens named D3baseball.com Pitcher of the Year, First-Team All-America

Blake Stevens (photo by Alexandra Smith, Piedmont College Athletics)
Blake Stevens (photo by Alexandra Smith, Piedmont College Athletics)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Senior Blake Stevens added to his impressive resumé today, being named D3baseball.com National Pitcher of the Year as well as First-Team All-America.

Stevens, a right-handed hurler from Atlanta, Ga., was also named D3baseball.com and Rawlings/ABCA South Region Pitcher of the Year and First-Team All-Region this week, honors that he also earned last season as a junior. He also repeated this year as the Southern Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year and a First-Team All-Conference selection, helping the Panthers win their second straight SAA regular season title. BSC also advanced to the postseason for the third time in four years, losing in the title game of the NCAA South Regional to Emory this past Saturday.

Stevens recorded 108 strikeouts this year, ranking him second in the nation, and posted an ERA of 1.70, which was fourth in the SAA. He was selected as the BSC Male Athlete of the Year, and was also a D3baseball.com Preseason All-American and a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.