WATCH LISTEN

News

Mason Hazelwood Named PGCBL Pitcher of the Year

UTICA, N.Y.- The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is pleased to announce the selection of Mason Hazelwood (Kentucky) as the 2018 PGCBL Pitcher of the Year. Hazelwood, who played this summer for the Elmira Pioneers, was a unanimous selection for the award.

Hazelwood is the second Elmira Pioneer to win the PGCBL Pitcher of the Year award since the league's inception, and the first to win it outright. In 2015, Kyano Cummings (Siena), who now plays professional baseball for the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League, shared the award with Amsterdam's Zach Logue, who preceeded Hazelwood at Kentucky.

During his summer with the Pioneers, Hazelwood was utterly dominant, setting a new PGCBL record with 84 strikeouts. The Salvisa, Kentucky native started eight games for Elmira, and came out of the bullpen three times. In his 50 innings on the mound, Hazelwood allowed just 35 hits and 19 walks, and held opposing hitters to a .189 batting average. For his efforts, he was selected to the PGCBL All-Star Game at midseason, which was held in Elmira. During the All-Star Game, Hazelwood tossed a perfect inning with three strikeouts.

Hazelwood ended his season with a 5-1 record and a 1.80 ERA. The earned run average was best among eligible pitchers in the PGCBL, and the win total tied Watertown's Jack Buckley (Franklin and Marshall) and Albany's Matt Pierce (Siena) for the league lead. The lefty was at his best during the final month of the season, going 4-0. The Pioneers won six of the seven games where Hazelwood appeared from July 3 to July 28.

The lefthander's signature moment came at Dunn Field on July 22 against the eventual PGCBL champion Jamestown Jammers. In a 4-1 Elmira victory, Hazelwood struck out 16 of the 24 batters he faced, and allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings. His 16-strikeout performance earned him the second of his two PGCBL Pitcher of the Week awards. On the season, the Wildcat struck out ten or more hitters three times, all coming in Pioneer victories.

At Kentucky, Hazelwood appeared in 18 games during his freshman season, and struck out 19 hitters in 19 innings. He picked up his first collegiate victory on May 15 against Murray State, and did not allow a run in five of his last seven outings.



Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
0

Browse by Month »

October 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
November 2010