LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's Jonathan Cole was named the D3baseball.com All-Mid-Atlantic Region Pitcher of the Year, while also earning a place on the First Team. Both honors are the first of his career.
Cole (Cherry Hill, N.J. / Bishop Eustace Prep.) continues to be honored for his historic 2019 season after also becoming just the third Centennial Conference (CC) Pitcher of the Year in F&M's history and landing on the All-CC First Team.
The junior righty produced the lowest-ever ERA (1.02) among F&M pitchers with at least 50 innings pitched. Cole didn't allow an earned run through his last four starts on the season, which spanned 29 innings. Overall on the season, Cole tallied a 7-2 record and struck out 76 batters in 70 1/3 innings of work. He struck out at least five batters in eight outings, including a program single-game record of 14 against Haverford on April 20th.
He was named CC Pitcher of the Week on two occasions while also earning a spot of the D3baseball.com Team of the Week and being recognized as an Honorable Mention Selection for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Pitcher of the Week award.
F&M enjoyed one of its most successful seasons in program history, reaching the Centennial Playoffs for the second straight year and hosting a Tournament game for the first time since 2015. The Diplomats pitching staff was dominant, recording a single-season record of 320 strikeouts and tallying the second-lowest ERA (3.92) with at least 350 innings pitched.