LAKELAND, Fla.—Former Southeastern University pitcher Jonathan Bermudez added another Pitcher of the Year accolade to his resume.
The lefty from Coama, Puerto Rico was named the American Baseball Coaches Association NAIA Pitcher of the Year.
Bermudez had a stellar campaign with the Fire, posting a 15-2 record with a 1.95 ERA in 110.2 innings of work. A First-Team All-American, Bermudez struck out 153 of the 437 batters he faced, holding his opposition to a mere .178 batting average.
On March 2, Bermudez struck out 18, which tied for the most in a game by an NAIA pitcher this season. He also recorded 16 against Warner on March 23rd, during a no-hitter.
During the NAIA national tournament, Bermudez was 3-0 in his three appearances, striking out 25 hitters in 24 innings of work.
Bermudez was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 23rd round of the MLB Draft earlier this month.