FSU pitcher named preseason All-American

Perfect Game USA has released their Collegiate Preseason All Americans and Florida State’s junior left-handed pitcher Drew Parrish was one of the eight starting pitchers named to the honorary list.

The southpaw finished the 2018 campaign with a “modest” 5-1 record with a 2.52 earned run average after being thrown into a daunting situation considering two of FSU’s projected weekend starters (LHP Tyler Holton and RHP Cole Sands) battled injuries throughout the majority of the 2018 season.

During that time frame, Parrish manifested himself into one of the most prominent weekend starters in all of college baseball. In over 107 innings throughout 16 appearances Parrish tallied an impressive 128-37 strikeout-to-walk ratio causing opposing hitters to bat a disheartening .186 which earned him a variety of postseason accolades including 2018 First Team All-ACC and Third team All-American via D1Baseball. Parrish also finished his sophomore campaign first in the ACC for hits allowed per nine innings (5.97), WHIP (1.01), and second in complete games with two against NC-State in the ACC Tournament and Mississippi State the NCAA Regionals.

Expect to see the Rockland product bolster a thin FSU rotation in 2019 as the ‘Noles to look to make up for a disappointing finish to the 2018 season in the last tour of the Mike Martin era. FSU Baseball is set to begin the 2019 campaign at Dick Howser Stadium on February, 15th as the Seminoles host the Black Bears of Maine University in a three-game series over Valentine’s Day weekend.


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