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Pitt baseball sends 14 student-athletes to leagues around the country
Pitt wins four of its last six to close out 2015
Pitt recorded 13 hits leading to the series opener victory
2015: Made his season debut and second career start against Niagara in game two, taking a perfect game into the fourth inning, struck out six and allowed only two hits and two runs in 5.1 innings ... Made his second start of the season against Akron and pitched 3.0 innings... Earned the win at Youngstown State pitching five innings with five strikeouts and only allowing two runs off of two hits ... Handed his first loss after allowing four runs in 5.0 innings against West Virginia ... Pitched a career-long 6.0 innings, striking out five and giving up just one run on three hits ... Had a no-hitter that lasted 6.2 innings and pitched a career-long 8.2 innings against Kent State and allowed just one run on two hits while striking out a personal best seven batters ... Made first relief appearance of the season in the finale at No. 13 Florida State ... Received a no decision at Penn State after striking out five and allowing four runs, three earned, in 5.2 innings... In finale against GT, pitched 4.0 innings and recorded three strikeouts ... Gave up no runs in four total innings of relief in the Virginia Tech series.
2014: Made 13 appearances including one start as a freshman...finished the year with a 2-2 record...registered a 5.12 ERA over 19.1 innings pitched...threw a perfect inning with a strikeout in first career appearance against Butler...threw a career-high 3.2 innings against Presbyterian, striking out a career-high seven batters...threw 3.0 innings of shutout relief in a win against Youngstown State.
High School: Finished with a career record of 17-7 and an ERA lower than 2.00 through all four years of high school...was named to the WPIAL Class AAA All-Section team all four years...finished with high honors academically...was a member of the Allegheny Pirates for two years.
Personal: Born on November 19, 1994...son of Louis and Julie Mersing...has one older sister, Kelsey.