June 11, 2014
From Seton Hall Athletic Communications
DURHAM, N.C. – Seton Hall graduate Josh Prevost was named to the All-America Third Team by Baseball America on Wednesday.
The staff of Baseball America selected the All-America teams after the NCAA regionals.
Widely regarded as one of the most prestigious national listings in the country, Prevost becomes Seton Hall’s first All-American named by Baseball America since former Major Leaguer Matt Morris was recognized in 1995.
Named to the Louisville Slugger All-America Second Team and Golden Spikes Award semifinalist, Prevost recently completed one of the greatest single-season pitching performances in the history of the Seton Hall baseball program. Named Seton Hall’s first BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year since 1992, he was named conference Pitcher of the Week six times and to the Weekly Honor Roll and additional three times. Named Seton Hall's Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, he has been named to the watch list for the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s National Pitcher of the Year Award. As postseason accolades continue to roll in, Prevost has also been named ECAC Pitcher of the Year and NJCBA Pitcher of the Year.
A unanimous First Team All-Conference selection, Prevost finished the 2014 season as the BIG EAST leader in wins, ERA, strikeouts, opponent batting average, innings pitched, complete games and shutouts. His final career start was one for the ages. In the first round of the BIG EAST Championship, Prevost tossed a four-hit, complete-game shutout as Seton Hall held on for a 1-0 victory over St. John’s. His seven strikeouts in the game gave him 111 for the season, third-most in Seton Hall history. Prevost’s 12th victory ties him with former Pirates Phil Cundari and Rich Vichroski for most all-time. His 116.1 innings pitched is the second-most ever for a Pirate, trailing only Joe DiRocco’s 118.2, but Prevost had two fewer starts.
On June 6, Prevost was drafted in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the New York Mets.