Alex Kowalczyk drives in a career-high four of Pitt's eight runs.
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.
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.