Baseball: SWR alum named Pitcher of the Year

05/11/2015 10:00 AM |
Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike O'Reilly was the Peach Belt Conference’s Pitcher of the Week. (Credit: Flagler College Athletics)

Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike O’Reilly was the Peach Belt Conference’s Pitcher of the Year. (Credit: Flagler College Athletics)

He was the top baseball player in Suffolk County as a senior three years ago. And now Shoreham-Wading River graduate Mike O’Reilly is the top pitcher in the Peach Belt Conference. 

O’Reilly, a pitcher for Flagler College and Wading River native, was awarded the Pitcher of the Year award Friday for the Peach Belt Conference. O’Reilly, a right-hander, led his team with a 2.28 ERA and a 7-2 record. In 90.2 innings, he struck out 91 batters while allowing only 78 hits.

He led the league in shutouts (2), ERA and was second in wins, complete games and innings pitched. He finished third in the league in strikeouts.

Flagler, a Division II school in St. Augustine, Fla., has posted a 32-14 record this season and is currently playing in the conference postseason tournament. The team went 18-11 in conference.

As a sophomore last year, O’Reilly made 18 relief appearances and posted a 4-3 record with six saves.

At Shoreham, O’Reilly was the 2012 winner of the Carl Yastrzemski Award as the top baseball player in Suffolk County. O’Reilly helped lead the Wildcats to back-to-back county championships. As a senior, he batted .467 with 4 home runs and 23 RBIs. His 17 doubles that year still stands as a school record.

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