Schmidt Earns All-America Honors From Collegiate Baseball
June 2, 2016
Collegiate Baseball All-Americans
COLUMBIA, S.C. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢’Â¬” Sophomore right-handed pitcher Clarke Schmidt earned third-team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball as announced on Thursday morning. Schmidt will start for South Carolina on Friday vs. Rhode Island in the NCAA Regional and is 9-3 with a 2.96 ERA.
Schmidt has allowed 41 runs, 33 earned, on 93 hits in 100.1 innings pitched. He has 115 strikeouts to just 22 walks with opponents batting .242 against him. He became the first Gamecock pitcher since Michael Roth in 2011 to reach the single-season 100-strikeout total. Schmidt is second in the SEC behind teammate Braden Webb with 115 strikeouts, is tied for fourth in wins, fourth in innings pitched and 12th in ERA.
Schmidt was strong in SEC games with a 5-2 record and a 3.72 ERA in the league. He had 76 strikeouts in 67.2 innings pitched in the league. His 76 league strikeouts were second-best among the league pitchers behind teammate Braden Webb, with his win-total tied for fifth-most and innings pitched ranked sixth in the conference.
Schmidt was named National Co-Pitcher of the Month for March by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Schmidt won four games last month and struck out 46 batters in 37.0 innings pitched with a 2.19 ERA. Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport.