Giolito wins pitcher of the year award

Rian Ratnavale

The Washington Nationals honored former Wolverine pitcher Lucas Giolito ’12 as pitcher of the year in the Nationals’ minor league system.

Giolito, after a year of rehab on his elbow following Tommy John Surgery, went 10-2 with a 2.20 ERA for the Class A Hagerstown Suns, and paced the team with 110 strikeouts.

“It’s an absolute honor,” Giolito told the Washington Post. “I wasn’t expecting it at all. I was going into this year looking to build some innings up and work on my game and give the team a chance to win and just have fun.”