St. Louis, Mo., July 5, 2019 – The Washington University in St. Louis baseball team put together a historic season in 2019.
The Bears finished the year with a 34-7-1 record, advanced to the regional championship and won its third University Athletic Association (UAA) championship in the last four years. The 34 wins tie a previous single-season school record achieved in 2006 and 2015.
Senior pitcher John Howard was named the 2019 D3baseball.com National Pitcher of the Year, and joined junior pitcher/infielder John Brinkman as First-Team All-America selections by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and Rawlings. The pair of All-America First Team accolades is the first time in program history that a Bears duo has garnered the recognition in the same season.
Off the field, Sophomore pitcher Ryan Loutos was selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Second Team. Loutos is the 14th CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in program history and first since 2015.
In addition, head coach Pat Bloom and assistant coaches Adam Rosen and Tyler Schmitt were named the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year. Bloom and his staff earned the honor for the second time in three seasons (2017, 2019) after capturing its eighth conference title in school history with a 12-2 mark.