Mercyhurst left-hander Ben Rawding, a Blackhawk graduate, was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West First Team in baseball.
Rawding has made an appearance on the All-PSAC Team in all four seasons at Mercyhurst, earning Second Team accolades in 2010 and 2011 and First Team honors last season and this season. The senior southpaw has posted a 9-2 record with a 2.21 earned run average and has struck out 81 batters in 73.1 innings of work. Six of his 11 starts have been complete games and he tossed his fourth career shutout on April 20 in a 4-0 blanking of Clarion.
Rawding is already the program's all-time leader in victories with 30, surpassing former major-league pitcher John Costello, who recorded 26 wins from 1980-81. He has 283 career strikeouts, which puts him 10 behind Mercyhurst's all-time leader Steve Strohm, who recorded 292 from 2000-03. His four career shutouts are tied for the most in program history, and his career earned run average of 2.47 is third in program history.