Mitch Hart Earns Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American Honors

    Mitch Hart earned Freshman All-American honors.
    June 3, 2015

    LOS ANGELES - USC baseball pitcher Mitch Hart was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, the publication Collegiate Baseball announced today.

    Hart (Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay HS) moved into the starting rotation after one relief appearance at the beginning of the year and never looked back, becoming staple in the Trojan weekend rotation as the Sunday starter.

    In his freshman season, the right-hander threw two complete-game shutouts to lead the Trojans. His first came vs. Washington State when he threw a two-hitter, while striking out five and walking just one in the 11-0- victory. His second shutout came vs. Stanford, striking out six and holding the Cardinal to just six hits in the 2-0 victory. Both games were key victories, as they were the rubber match of each series to lead the Trojans to series victories.

    Overall he started 15 games on the season, throwing 86.1 innings, striking out 51 and allowing just 43 runs (39 earned). He finished with a record of 7-3 and a 4.07 ERA.

    Hart started the elimination game for the Trojans on Sunday of the NCAA Regionals vs. San Diego State, going 5.1 innings in the no-decision as the Trojans won, 12-11 to advance to the NCAA Regional Finals.

    Hart's teammate Jeremy Martinez earned Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American honors in 2014.