Sports Information Director
(Notre Dame, Ind.) The Holy Cross Saints baseball program is pleased to announce the signing of right handed pitcher/third basemen Nick Munger for the 2014 baseball season.
"Nick will be a great addition to our starting rotation," said head coach Brian Blondell. "He's got great command of three pitches and will bring a strong work ethic to our program."
Munger will join the Saints after completing his senior season for the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets in Perrysburg, Ohio.
In his junior season, where the team finished with a record of 16-13, Munger appeared in ten games on the mound for the Yellow Jackets while compiling a record of 5-2 and an earned run average of 3.17. In 46 1/3 innings, Munger picked up 32 strikeouts and just 19 walks.
In the field, Munger appeared in 26 games where he finished with a batting average of .261 with 2 doubles and 12 runs batted in.
Munger continued his impressive junior campaign during summer ball where he hit .324 at the plate in 28 appearances while compiling 5 doubles, one home run and 30 runs batted in. On the mound, Munger finished with a record of 5-1 and an earned run average of 1.38. In the 40 2/3 innings he pitched, he struck out 45 batters with just 22 walks.
In his senior season, Munger finished with an 8-1 record on the mound with an earned run average of 2.27. In 58 2/3 innings pitched, he struck out 52 batters while walking jsut 19. His production continued at the plate as he hit .356 helping guide his team to a 27-4 record and a fifth place finish in Ohio Division One. The Yellow Jackets won the Northern Lakes League, Sectiona and District titles. Their season came to an end in the Regional Semi-Finals. Nick was also named first team league, county and district honors as a pitcher, and was honorable mention in the state of Ohio.
Munger was selected to both the Mizuno All-Ohio all-star team as one of the top 80 seniors in the state and the local BCSN all-star team. He was also selected as the team most valuable pitcher for the second consectuive season along with utility player of the year for his work at third base and left field. Named player of the game five times this year, Munger closed out his honros with the most outstanding senior award.
Nick is currently a pitcher and third basemen for Whitehouse Legion Post 384 this summer. The team is off to a great 32-6 start and Nick holds a record of 5-0.
"The presence Nick has shown while pitching in big games will really help the growth of our pitching staff next year," continued Blondell. "He understands what is necessary to pitch and succeed in big spots. We're really looking forward to get Nick to campus and begin working with him."
The signing of Nick is the fifth for the Saints for the 2014 season, joining Adam Janowiak, Paul Geha, Matt Schwitz and Brian Reed.