Mariano Rivera’s Son Wins MAAC Pitcher of the Year
Former Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera has faded into the sunset since his retirement from baseball. You'll still see him around some Yankee functions, and you'll also see him another place -- Iona College baseball games.
Rivera's son, Mariano Jr., was dominant on the mound for the Gaels this season. He was named MAAC Conference Pitcher of the Year after striking out 113 in 85 innings.
He struck out 11.96 per game and 12.37 batters/game in conference play. That's an unbelievable total.
He also tossed a remarkable six complete games. He had five wins on the year while amassing a 2.65 ERA and a 1.81 in league play.
Hitters just hit .211 against Rivera on the year.
All in all, a great year for Rivera Jr. It's nice to see Mariano Sr. out and about still in the baseball world. With the draft approaching in just two weeks, you have to wonder if Mariano Jr. has put himself in a position to be drafted.
As a junior, Rivera can still return to Iona next season.