Kyano Cummings Named Pitcher of the Year
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | Categories:
The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League is pleased to announce that Zach Logue of the Amsterdam Mohawks and Kyano Cummings of the Elmira Pioneers have been selected as co-Pitchers of the Year for the 2015 season.
Logue led a Mohawks pitching staff that anchored a PGCBL-record 40 win season. The southpaw won seven games, which tied a PGCBL record set by 2012 Mohawk Chandler Shepherd and 2012 Oneonta Outlaw Sheldon Lee. Cummings also tied a PGCBL record this summer, striking out 74 batters, which tied 2011 Amsterdam Mohawk Mark Leiter’s record.
Logue finished the summer with an undefeated 7-0 record with a 2.29 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched. The Kentucky product appeared in nine games (all starts) and walked just 12 batters. In his lone playoff start against Mohawk Valley in the East Division Championship Series, Logue got the win as he allowed one earned run in six innings of work with five strikeouts. He also started the All-Star Game for the East and opponents hit just .214 off him.
At Kentucky this year, Logue appeared in 19 games, making three starts with a 2-2 record. He also registered 24 strikeouts.
Kyano Cummings finished in the top five in all three pitching Triple Crown categories, garnering five wins (tied for third), posting a 1.69 ERA (fourth) and tying the PGCBL strikeout record with 74. The 74 strikeouts were 18 more than the next closest pitcher. Opponents hit just .198 off the southpaw and he posted a 1.07 WHIP. Cummings struck out at least seven batters in every regular season start in which he tossed at least five innings, including two 10-strikeout games. He was named a PGCBL All-Star.
Cummings was named PGCBL Pitcher of the Week two times this season.
At Siena this year, Cummings went 4-1 in 25 appearances. He posted a 3.94 ERA and struck out 42 batters in 48 innings pitched.
This is the first time two players have shared Pitcher of the Year honors.
“Both pitchers were lights out all season long. What was really impressive about both these southpaws was their command and how they kept hitters off balance," said PGCBL President Jeff Kunion.
Pitcher of the Year
2011- Dominick Ruscitti, Newark
2012- Chandler Shepherd, Amsterdam
2013- Eann Cox, Cooperstown
2014- Jayson Yano, Newark
2015- Zach Logue, Amsterdam
Kyano Cummings, Elmira
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