ST. LOUIS — WashU pitcher John Howard was named National Pitcher of the Year for the 2019 season. Howard is the first player in school history to ever earn the honor.

Howard finished the 2019 season with a career-best number of victories at 11 with 11 with 100 strikeouts, both ranking in Division III's top-10. 

The win total ranked fourth and the strikeout total 10th while Howard also produced a spectacular 1.23 earned run average which was sixth in Division III. 

In addition, he had a 7.69 strikeout-to-walk ratio and 0.92 WHIP limiting opponents to 1.33 walks per nine innings.

WashU pitcher John Howard was named National Pitcher of the Year for the 2019 season.
WashU Athletics

The two-time All-America honoree concluded his career with some of the best marks in WashU history. 

He ranks second in ERA (1.78), seventh in wins (21), seventh in strikeouts (204) and 10th in innings pitched (223).

In 2018, Howard posted the program's best ERA by a starting pitcher in program history (1.01).

For more information on the WashU baseball team, visit their website. 

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