Margolin Headlines WashU Baseball’s UAA Honors

Margolin Headlines WashU Baseball’s UAA Honors
St. Louis, Mo., May 10, 2017 – The University Athletic Association (UAA) announced the 2017 baseball honors on Wednesday afternoon with Washington University in St. Louis garnering several distinctions including UAA Co-Pitcher of the Year by senior Brad Margolin and UAA Coaching Staff of the Year led by second year head coach Pat Bloom and assistants Adam Rosen and Tyler Schmitt.

WashU had three Bears earn all-UAA First Team selections were Margolin and seniors Ben Browdy and Austin Darmawan, while earning Second Team honors were seniors Jake Mintz and Christian Santos and sophomore Zack Kotin. Bloom and staff earned the Coaching Staff of the Year honor for the first time in the second year at the helm while guiding the Bears to the UAA title with an 8-2 mark in association play.

Brad Margolin
Margolin has been the WashU staff ace on the premier pitching staff of the UAA, as the Bears possess an association low 3.16 earned run average. He has pitched in 10 games this season and sports an 8-0 record with a 1.93 ERA. Margolin has the fourth best WHIP (Walks+Hits per Inning Pitched) in all of Division III this season with a mark of 0.75, as he has thrown 65 1/3 innings allowing 43 hits and six walks while striking out 54. On the season, he earned UAA Pitcher of the Week honors five times, in addition to being named to D3baseball.com's National Team of the Week twice.

Ben Browdy
Browdy was selected to the all-UAA First Team for the second season in a row. In 30 games played this season, he has batted .379 with 14 doubles, one triple and three home runs while driving in 28 runs. Browdy is tied for 10th in career doubles (35) at WashU with Joe Kelly (2000-03). He is also eight RBIs shy of moving into a tie for 10th all-time in school history, as he has accumulated 112 in his career. Browdy was named the UAA Hitter of the Week on Feb. 27.

Austin Darmawan
Similarly, Darmawan was also recognized as an all-UAA First Team selection for the second straight season, one year after sharing UAA Co-Player of the Year honors with Browdy. This season he is batting .333 with 39 hits, 25 runs, 14 RBI, 17 walks and 10 stolen bases. Darmawan also has left his mark on the WashU program ranking 10th in career batting average (.365), eighth in hits (190) and tied for fifth in stolen bases (65) with Andrew Goldstick (2012-15).

Jake Mintz
Mintz has set multiple personal bests this season including innings pitched (27 2/3), wins (4), saves (3), strikeouts (26) and ERA (0.98). He emerged as one of the UAA's most dominant relievers, posting a 2-0 record and a save in eight innings pitched allowing just two hits and one walk without allowing a run against UAA foes. He was also named to D3baseball.com's National Team of the Week on April 4 with Margolin.

Christian Santos
Santos was named all-UAA for the second straight year. This season, he currently leads the Bears with 31 runs knocked in while batting .330 with five doubles, one triple and two home runs. Santos is on a tear of late with eight RBI in the past four games while collecting five hits in 13 at-bats. He hit safely in nine of 10 UAA games played this season.

Zack Kotin
Kotin earned all-UAA honors for the first time in his career. He currently boasts a 4-2 record with a 2.72 ERA. In 36 1/3 innings pitched, he has allowed 29 hits and 11 walks while striking out 35. He was named the UAA Pitcher of the Week in March after throwing seven hitless scoreless innings of baseball against Centenary (N.J.) March 14 without issuing a walk compared to five strikeouts for the WashU 5-0 victory. 

The WashU baseball team has a four-game series against University of Chicago this weekend beginning on Friday at 3 p.m. Saturday will feature a doubleheader while Sunday's 11 a.m. start will be preceded by a brief senior day celebration. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.