Sept. 30, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Former Michigan State pitcher Andrew Waszak has been named the Danville Braves Pitcher of the Year. Waszak went 3-5 with a 2.03 ERA in 13 appearances, including nine starts, this past summer for the Atlanta Braves' Rookie Appalachian League affiliate.
Waszak was selected in the 22nd round of this past summer's Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. As a senior in the spring, the native of Rochester Hills was named the Robin Roberts Most Valuable Pitcher. He earned third-team All-Big Ten honors and ranked among conference leaders in nine categories, including; fourth in innings pitched (91.2), fourth in strikeouts looking (22), fifth in ERA (2.36), seventh in opponent batting average (.234), eighth in walks allowed (18), ninth in wins (6), ninth in earned runs allowed (22), 11th in strikeouts (57) and 11th in runs allowed (32).
He finished his collegiate career with an 18-11 record and a 3.82 ERA. His 2013 season was his finest, turning in career-bests in ERA, wins, earned runs, strikeouts, and opponent batting average.
With the Danville Braves, Waszak held opponents to a .175 batting average while racking up 47 strikeouts over 53.1 innings pitched.