Reid Detmers is one of the best pitchers to have ever taken the mound for Louisville Baseball. Sadly, Card fans were deprived of his full final season on the mound due to Covid-19. However, we will not forget watching as he threw a dominating fastball and devastating curveball to overwhelm opposing hitters and rack up strikeouts. He now is set to enter MLB as a likely first round pick.
However, he leaves with a very big accolade as today Detmers was named an First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. This is the second time Detmers has been named an All-American as he was named one in 2019. In this shortened season, Detmers started 4 games and went 3-0. He had an excellent 1.23 ERA and struck out an amazing 48 batters. Opponents only batted a paltry .193 against the dominant lefty.
To read more about Detmers and his honor, check out UofL’s press release below.
*all stats courtesy of gocards.com
Detmers Named Collegiate Baseball All-American
The junior is the 11th two-time All-American in program history.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior left-handed pitcher Reid Detmers was named to the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper All-American team.
Detmers, who also earned All-America honors in 2019, is the 11th two-time All-American in program history.
Despite only making four starts in the shortened 2020 season, Detmers was dominant leading the Cardinals’ rotation. The southpaw was 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA, striking out 48 with just six walks in 22 innings on the mound.
The Chatham, Ill., native was second nationally in strikeouts and strikeouts per nine innings (19.64).
Detmers struck out at least nine batters in all four starts in 2020, including 14 in six shutout innings against Valparaiso and 15 over six scoreless frames in his final start at Wake Forest.
Detmers closed out the season with 284 career strikeouts, ranking fourth all-time at Louisville. He is also tied for ninth all-time with 20 career victories.
Louisville was 13-4 through 17 games during the shortened season and ranked as high as No. 2 when the season came to a close.