Pasqualotto Earns Freshman All-America Nod
BERKELEY – California pitcher Paulshawn Pasqualotto earned a spot on the 2021 Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-America Second Team following an impressive rookie season with the Golden Bears, the organization announced Monday.
Pasqualotto was one of just 10 freshman starting pitchers across the country to be recognized on Perfect Game's pair of All-America squads. The full list of Perfect Game/Rawlings Freshman All-Americans can be viewed on perfectgame.org.
In his first collegiate season, Pasqualotto emerged as Cal's No. 3 starter in the weekend rotation and made eight starts on the hill. Despite missing the final six weeks of the season due to injury, Pasqualotto posted a 4-3 record, 4.57 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched.
The Las Vegas, Nevada, native recorded five-plus strikeouts in five of his eight starts and additionally held opposing batters to a .242 average against. His talent was on display against eventual College World Series participant Arizona on April 11, when he struck out five Wildcats over 6.0 scoreless innings in a 9-1 road victory. Pasqualotto also worked the Bears' longest start of the season, going 8.1 innings in a series-clinching win against Loyola Marymount on March 14, when he allowed just two singles across the first eight frames.
Pasqualotto is the third Bear to be recognized as a freshman All-American since the regular season concluded in late May, joining Dylan Beavers and Josh White, who were awarded by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) on June 14.
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