ST. PAUL, Minn. – Missouri Western baseball pitcher Anthony Castaneda was named second team All-Central Region by the Division 2 Conference Commissioners Association.
Castaneda was named first team All-MIAA after going 6-3 with one save and a 2.34 ERA this season. The senior finished third in the MIAA in ERA and second in strikeouts. His 111 strikeouts this season ranked as the second most ever by a Griffon pitcher and were compared to just 18 walks over 88 1/3 innings.
Castaneda allowed just 23 earned runs all season and didn’t allow an earned run to score over his final five appearances, a string of 14 2/3 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run. He posted a 0.99 WHIP and struck out 11.3 per nine innings. He twice tied the Missouri Western single game record with 14 strikeouts and posted back-to-back 12-strikeout games on Feb. 24 and Mar. 1. He also struck out 11 on Apr. 14 against Northwest Missouri.
Castaneda was one of three MIAA starting pitchers named to the D2CCA All-Central Region team. Missouri Southern’s Zach Parrish was a first team selection and Central Oklahoma’s Dylan Hall was named second team.
— MWSU Athletics —