Marksbury was named North Central Region Pitcher of the Year
on Monday by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University’s Matt Marksbury has been
named the Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association North Central
Region Pitcher of the Year.
also earned Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year honors
this spring, finished 7-1 with a 2.15 earned run average. The 6-foot-2
Marksbury made 12 starts and struck out 50 batters in 75 1/3 innings
on the mound.
A senior right-hander
and a graduate of Norwood High School, Marksbury also tossed three
shutouts and five complete games while allowing just 18 earned runs.
In GLVC play, he lowered his ERA to 1.88 and finished with a 6-1
his career tied for sixth place in Norse history with 21 victories.
He also finished sixth in NKU history with 184 career strikeouts
and No. 3 all-time in innings pitched with 269.
Former NKU ace
Derrik Moeves also earned North Central Region Pitcher of the Year
accolades in 2004.
As a result
of being named North Central Region Pitcher of the Year, Marksbury
is assured of a receiving NCAA Division II All-America honors. Those
teams will be announced next week during the NCAA Division II World
Series at Montgomery, Ala.
signed with the Florence Freedom of the Frontier League and will
pitch for that franchise this summer.
Baseball Coaches Association
All-North Central Region (first team)
1B: Tony Lewis,
2B: Darin Mastroianni, Jr., Southern Indiana
3B: Casey Jirsa, Sr., Ashland
SS: Dan Skirka, Sr., Grand Valley State
INF: Lee VanStreain, Sr., Grand Valley State
C: Scott Hauber, Jr., Quincy
OF: David Lough, Jr., Mercyhurst
OF: Matt Wille, Jr.. Saint Joseph’s
OF: Tony Hines, Jr., Wayne State
OF: Hunter Slade, Sr. Southern Indiana
DH: Brian Sampsel, So., Findlay
P: Matt Marksbury, Sr., Northern Kentucky
P: Nick Beach, Jr., Grand Valley State
P: Scott Roy, Jr., Saginaw Valley State
P: James Hertel, Sr., Southern Illinois at Edwardsville
RP: Joe Panozzo, Sr., Saint Joseph’s
of the Year: Darin
Mastroianni, Southern Indiana
of the Year: Matt Marksbury, Northern Kentucky