Mesa's Robinson named DII Spalding® Pitcher of the Year

Charlotte, NC – After a dominant season on the mound, including multiple complete game shutouts, Mesa's Carter Robinson has been named the 2019 NJCAA Division II Spalding® Pitcher of the Year.


  • Position: RHP
  • Class: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

2019 Statistics

  • 9-3 record
  • 112.0 innings pitched
  • .183 batting average/against
  • 126 strikeouts
  • 10.13 strikeouts/game

2019 Accomplishments

  • NJCAA DII Baseball First Team All-American
  • 2019 NJCAA DII Baseball World Series runner-up
  • 2019 NJCAA DII Baseball World Series Most Valuable Pitcher
  • Only NJCAA DII pitcher to eclipse 100 innings pitched this season
  • Pitched three complete game shutouts
  • In addition, Robinson was a part of four other combined shutout performances this season
  • Top five nationally in innings pitched (1st), at bats against (1st), strikeouts (2nd), complete games (3rd)

Mesa Head Coach Tony Cirelli on Robinson

"[Robinson] came a long way in two years. [He is] extremely coachable and has a great work ethic. He has just scratched the surface; he has a bright future ahead."

Robinson's reaction

"I want to thank my teammates, my coaches, and my family for all the support they’ve given me these last two years. I couldn’t have gotten where I am today without their help. It’s a great honor to receive this award and I’m especially proud to have done it in a Mesa uniform."

Up Next for Robinson

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette


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