Miller Hogan only has to sit back and wait for the awards to come-in. After what could be described as one of the best single season pitching performances in Saint Louis Baseball history, the righty was named to both the Perfect Game All-American Third Team and the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches’ Association) Midwest All-Region First Team on Wednesday.
Hogan was one of the best pitchers in all of college baseball in 2018 and tossed just 14 walks in 105.2 innings. He was selected as the Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year for his efforts on the hill and allowed batters he faced just a .210 average with a 10-4 record.
Both lists, sponsored by St. Louis-based baseball giant Rawlings, feature the top players in the nation in 2018. Hogan was previously named to the Collegiate Baseball News All-American Second Team.
ABCA/Rawlings First Team All-Region selections are automatically nominated for ABCA/Rawlings All-American honors, a list which will be announced on Saturday, June 16.
Hogan made his mark in the Saint Louis record book after becoming the single-season strikeout king in 2018. He finished with 133 strikeouts on the year, a new record surpassing John Marcum’s 120 from the 1965 season.
The junior completed his Billiken career not only as the single season leader in strikeouts, but tied for the all-time record for wins in a season with 10 in 2018. He finished fifth on the all-time list with 21 victories, fourth in ERA with 2.83 and second overall in strikeouts in his three seasons with 270.
Hogan was a two-time Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week in 2018 and a after getting drafted in the 32nd round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2017. The Overland Park, Kan., native returned in his junior year to become the top pitcher in the conference.
Hogan was drafted 180th overall in the MLB First Year Player Draft on Tuesday, June 6 by the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth round, and became the highest draft pick in the history of Saint Louis University Baseball.
Below is a full list of Hogan’s awards for the year:
- Two-time Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Week
- 2018 Atlantic 10 Pitcher of the Year
- 2018 Atlantic 10 First Team All-Conference
- 2018 Collegiate Baseball News Second Team All-American
- 2018 Perfect Game/Rawlings Third Team All-American
- 2018 ABCA/Rawlings Midwest First Team All-Region