4 Pacers picked for All-PBC baseball team
May 4—USC Aiken baseball standouts Jacob Fletcher, Jackson Hannon, Joseph Mozingo, and Dylan Wilhelm picked up all-Peach Belt Conference honors Thursday morning, as announced by the league office.
Fletcher (starting pitcher), Hannon (outfield) and Wilhelm (relief pitcher) were first-team selections while Mozingo (first base) earned second-team honors.
Fletcher, a native of Acworth, Ga., has been the star of the rotation on the mound this year. He started all 13 contests he appeared in, earning a 7-2 record. He won his first five decisions of the season and pitched two complete games, including a shutout against Flagler. He also pitched a combined shutout against North Georgia where he hurled eight frames and struck out eight. For the season, he has 66 strikeouts, which places him eighth in the conference. He is also top eight in the PBC in ERA, opponents' batting average, innings pitched and strikeouts looking.
Hannon, a native of Lexington, leads the conference in doubles with 19 and is tied for fourth with 64 hits. He is also seventh on the list for stolen bases (19). He leads the team with 35 runs, is second with 38 RBI and has an overall batting average of .332 (.403 in conference play). He started every contest this year and he was voted by his teammates as the team MVP at the end-of-year athletic banquet.
Wilhelm, a native of Bogart, Ga., leads the conference with nine saves on the year. He has made 19 appearances this season with 19 1/3 innings pitched. He has struck out 21 batters. In the final game of the series against No. 4 Columbus State, he walked the first batter he faced but struck out the next three with two looking and one swinging. He boasts a 0.00 ERA and opponents are hitting .070 against him. He has allowed four hits and two runs, both of which were unearned.
Mozingo, a native of Huntingtown, Md., has appeared in 34 games this season, earning 31 starts. He currently leads the team with a .392 batting average and an .895 on-base percentage. His .458 slugging percentage places him third on the team. He has been versatile in the field for the Pacers playing first, second and third base while also playing catcher and appearing as designated hitter. He finished the regular season with a .992 fielding percentage.
The Pacers return to action at 6 p.m. Friday against Lander in the PBC Tournament bracket hosted by Young Harris.