Hutchison & Mozingo Grab Third All-America Honors

Hutchison & Mozingo Grab Third All-America Honors

The University of Mount Olive's Austin Hutchison and Zack Mozingo picked up their third All-America honors as they were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-America Team, it was announced Tuesday.

Hutchison, a senior from Dandridge, Tenn., earned first-team All-America honors at starting pitcher. He already picked up first team honors in both the NCWBA and D2CCA All-America teams. 

He also earned unanimous Regional Pitcher of the Year honors while being placed on the first team of all three all-region teams. The senior was named the Conference Carolinas Pitcher of the Year and a first team All-Conference Carolinas selection. He finished the season 12-1 record with a 1.82 ERA. Hutchison led all pitchers nationally in NCAA Division II with 12 victories and is fourth nationally with seven complete games this season. He also ranked 22nd nationally in NCAA Division II with 97 strikeouts in 94 innings this season. Hutchison was named the NCAA Division II Southeast Region Pitcher of the Week once during the season by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Mozingo, a senior from Goldsboro, N.C., was named first-team All-America at relief pitcher. The senior joined his pitching teammate on the first team in both the NCWBA and D2CCA teams and earned a second team All-America at Designated Hitter in the NCWBA team. The senior was a triple threat for UMO this season splitting time between the mound, the outfield, and at DH.

He was named to the NCBWA & ABCA All-Region first team at relief pitcher, NCWBA first team at designated hitter, and the D2CCA first team at relief pitcher and second team designated hitter. Mozingo broke the single season saves record this season and finished the year with 13, third highest in NCAA DII, to go along with a 1.22 ERA. At the plate the senior hit .338 with 16 home runs, 13 doubles, and 47 RBI. He was also a Conference Carolinas fist team selection at both DH and relief pitcher.