WASHINGTON – The Catholic University of America baseball ace Jon Mierzwa continues to shine this summer as he was selected to the Northwoods League (NWL) All-Star Game as a member of the Fond du Lac (Wis.) Dock Spiders.
The 2017 Northwoods League All-Star Game is set Tuesday, July 18. Mierzwa will be a part of the pitching staff for the South Division for the contest to be played at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wis. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Mierzwa, a rising junior and two-time All-Landmark Conference starter, is 2-0 with a 1.52 ERA in five starts this season. He boasts 38 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings pitched this summer.
The Laurel, Md., native, enjoyed a spectacular second season for Catholic as he led the Cardinals to a Landmark regular-season championship. He was recognized as an ABCA/Rawlings, as well as a D3baseball.com All-Region selection.
Meirzwa led the Landmark with eight wins for the 2017 season. He struck out 90 batters this year which ranked him 11th nationally in K's per nine innings and first in the Landmark. He was second in the league with a 2.63 ERA over 65 innings pitched and was an All-Landmark First Team honoree.
ABOUT THE DOCK SPIDERS & THE NWL: The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League .The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.dockspiders.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Dock Spiders as your favorite team.
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