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Cumberland pitcher, Michael Miles, earns multiple Pitcher of the Year honors

Cumberland ace, Michael Miles, was named NJCAA and ABCA DIII Pitcher of the Year for his 2019 season.
Cumberland ace, Michael Miles, was named NJCAA and ABCA DIII Pitcher of the Year for his 2019 season.

The 2019 NJCAA DIII World Series MVP has continued to receive honors for his incredible 2019 season. Cumberland righthander, Michael Miles, was recently named the NJCAA DIII Pitcher of the Year as well as the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) NJCAA DIII Pitcher of the Year. These two awards join the handful of accolades Miles has received for his memorable sophomore season in the Navy & Gold. He has received First Team All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors to go along with the NJCAA DIII World Series All Tournament team award. Miles was also recently tabbed as the 12th best player in all of junior college baseball, across all three divisions, by the JUCO Baseball Blog. Lastly, Miles was named Region XIX Pitcher of the Year, the third Cumberland Dukes to win the award in the previous four seasons.

In 2019, Miles was tops in the country in pitching wins with 12 and was amongst the nation's leaders in strikeouts and ERA. He earned two victories and a save in the 2019 NJCAA DIII World Series, including a complete game victory over Rowan-Gloucester in the National Championship game. He would be drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2019 MLB Draft and has yet to decide whether he will sign to play professionally or continue his collegiate career.