Jon Fitzsimmons (London, Ontario) has been named an Honorable Mention All-American by CollegeBaseballInsider.com and Louisville Slugger. Fitzsimmons is the fourth Golden Griffin to earn All-America honors since 2008.
Fitzsimmons, who signed a free-agent contract with the Kansas City Royals in July, was 4-0 with 10 saves and a 1.16 ERA in 21 appearances during the 2013 season. Fitzsimmons also had 38 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched and allowed opponents to post a .154 batting average. The 6-foot-2 right-hander recorded two outs – both strikeouts – of No. 1 seed North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament. He also pitched the ninth inning in the combined no-hitter of Iona College on March 29, the first nine-inning no-hitter in program history.
Fitzsimmons joins Shane Davis (2008), Kevin Mailloux (2008) and Steve McQuail (2010) as players who recognized as All-Americans. Fitzsimmons, a two-time MAAC Relief Pitcher of the Year, was one of two players from the conference to receive the distinction as he joined Mike Fish of Siena College as honorees of CollegeBaseballInsider.com and Louisville Slugger.