2013 PGCBL Pitcher of the Year

Front: Eann Cox pitching against the MV DiamondDawgs on June 18 in Little Falls. (Courtesy Jon Rathburn/LF Times). Above: Eann Cox pitches at the All-Star Game on July 24 in Newark (Photo courtesy Cooperstown Hawkeyes)

The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is pleased to announce that Eann Cox (Black Hawk) of the Cooperstown Hawkeyes has been selected as the 2013 PGCBL Pitcher of the Year.

Cox, who will pitch for NCAA Division II Lewis University next spring, led the league in strikeouts (64) and tied for first in the league in victories (six). He made eight starts and nine overall appearances during the regular season and compiled a 6-0 record with a 2.11 earned run average. He accounted for one-third of Cooperstown’s 18 regular season victories. The Black Hawk College graduate walked 19 and allowed just five extra-base hits in 55.1 innings pitched. He averaged 10.41 strikeouts per nine innings and compiled three double-digit strikeout performances. Among qualifying pitchers, Cox led the league in opponents' batting average (.204) and he finished second in earned run average. Opposing right-handed hitters logged just 22 hits and a .153 batting average against Cox.

The Erie, Ill., native pitched at least six innings in six of his eight starts and he averaged 6.15 innings per appearance. He threw at least nine innings twice and logged two complete games, one in a seven-inning contest. Cox struck out at least five batters in six of his starts and posted no fewer than four strikeouts in a single start. The Lewis-bound hurler was good both at home and on the road; he posted three wins at hitter-friendly Doubleday Field and went 3-0 in three away starts with wins at Glens Falls, Mohawk Valley and Adirondack.

Cox, a two-time All-Arrowhead Conference selection at NJCAA Division I Black Hawk College, won his first four starts of the summer. He was Cooperstown’s Opening Day starter against Utica at Doubleday Field on June 5 and threw the first pitch of the 2013 PGCBL season. Cox held Utica to one run over five innings and struck out five in a victorious season debut. He returned to the Doubleday Field mound one week later against the Glens Falls Golden Eagles and struck out 10 batters over seven innings in a 6-3 win. Cox held the Eagles to two runs on five hits. He retired 11 of the final 13 men he faced. In his next start, the Illinois native fired a three-hitter over seven innings and was charged with one earned run in a win at Mohawk Valley. Cox yielded just two DiamondDawg hits through the first seven innings.

The Cooperstown ace won his fourth-straight start on June 25th against the Glens Falls Golden Eagles and picked up in his second road win in as many appearances. Cox limited the home-standing Golden Eagles to one run on six hits through the first six frames; he exited after 6.1 innings and the Hawkeyes held on for a 5-3 victory.

Cox’s most impressive performance came in the first four innings of a suspended game against the Albany Dutchmen on June 30 at Doubleday Field. He struck out eight Albany batters in a row between the first and fourth innings and totaled nine strikeouts before a passing rain shower suspended the game in the bottom of the fourth. Play resumed on July 19 and Cox retired 14 of Albany’s  final 19 batters, five via strikeout, to finish off a 14-strikeout performance which statistically counted as a complete game effort. Overall, he yielded two runs, one earned, on six hits.

The former Illinois all-state selection posted his best single-day performance against division rival Newark on July 6 at Doubleday Field. Cox struck out 12 over nine innings and allowed one unearned run on four hits in a no decision. He retired 27 of the 32 Newark batters he faced including 20 of the first 22 between the first and seventh innings. Cox carried a two-hit shutout into the ninth.

Pitcher of the Year Winners
2011 – Dominick Ruscitti, Newark
2012 – Chandler Shepherd, Amsterdam
2013 – Eann Cox, Cooperstown

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