Dave Trushel Named Gold Glove Pitcher
WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College junior right-handed pitcher Dave Trushel (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has been selected to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Division III Mideast Region Gold Glove Team.
Trushel is the lone pitcher on the Mideast Region Gold Glove Team and will now be considered for a spot on the national team.
Trushel made 13 appearances on the mound for W&J this year and did not commit an error in 20 chances. He recorded six putouts and also produced 14 assists. Trushel also started one double play.
He posted a 2-5 record and a 5.92 earned-run average in 48 2/3 innings. Trushel pitched his best game of the season on April 14th in Latrobe, Pa., when he hurled a school-record 12 innings to earn the win against Saint Vincent.
In 40 career appearances (26 starts), Trushel owns a 16-9 record with a 4.41 ERA. He has logged 181 2/3 innings and has struck out 99 batters. He has pitched three complete games and recorded a pair of saves.
Washington & Jefferson (19-21 overall) tied for the Presidents’ Athletic Conference regular-season title with Grove City and Thomas More after all three teams posted 15-6 league records.
With Trushel as a member of the pitching staff, W&J boasts a 86-47 overall record (.647), including a 44-13 conference mark.
2011 ABCA/Rawlings Mideast Region Gold Glove Award
1B Jordan Smuts SR Franklin College
2B Gar Keen SR Heidelberg University
3B Brian Billius SR Adrian College
SS Jason Lash SR Heidelberg University
OF Michael Kovacs SR Rose-Hulman Institute of Technolody
OF John Snyder SR Marietta College
OF Matt Richards SR Case Western Reserve University
C Jordan Martin SO Heidelberg University
P Dave Trushel JR Washington & Jefferson College