Baseball players Zielinski and Abady named all-conference

Baseball players Zielinski and Abady named all-conference

Irvine Valley pitchers Justin Zielinski and Ryan Abady were named to 2015 all-Orange Empire Conference baseball teams last week.

Both have been among the top pitchers in the state this season and have helped lead Irvine Valley into the CCCAA Super Regionals.

Zielinski, a sophomore right-hander was selected as a first-team pitcher.

Zielinski has a record of 9-2 with a 1.13 ERA in 111.1 innings pitched so far this year. He has compiled eight complete games and three shutouts with the latest coming in the team's 1-0 regional win over Oxnard to close out that series last Saturday.

Zielinski had a record of 4-2 in conference with six complete games and one shutout. He pitched 68.0 innings during conference action and had a 1.59 ERA.

Zielinski has set numerous records at Irvine Valley so far this year.

His eight complete games shattered the previous program record of four by Ryan Goodbrand in 2011.

His 1.13 ERA so far tops that of Chris Saddoris (1.79) in 2005 and his three shutouts bests Cody Fitzgerald (two) in 2011.

Zielinski's 111.1 innings pitched is now No. 1 in program history. Saddoris held the previous mark of 105.1 in 2005.

Zielinski is tied for most wins in a season with nine with Danny Heben from 2008.

Abady, a freshman left-hander, has a record of 8-3 so far with a 1.90 ERA in 94.2 innings. Abady has four complete games and two shutouts with the latest one being IVC's 8-0 regional win in the opening game at Oxnard last Friday.

Opponents are hitting just .230 against him this season.

In conference play, Abady had a record of 4-3 with two complete games and one shutout. He pitched 50.2 innings and had a 2.49 ERA in OEC action.

The duo has helped Irvine Valley compile a record of 23-16 heading into Friday's Super Regional series at Palomar.

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