Barcelona, Spain-Former University of Bridgeport standout pitcher T.J. O'Leary has been selected as the Most Outstanding Pitcher at the 2011 Euro Baseball Qualifier held in Barcelona, Spain from July 25-July 30. T.J. tossed a complete game, four-hit shutout in the Republic of Ireland's 10-0 win over Hungary on July 27th.
O'Leary, who pitched for the Purple Knights during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, is in his second year representing Ireland on the diamond. The Irish National Baseball team is made up of approximately 60% Irish-Americans that played either college or professional ball in the United States, and 40% Irish citizens.
Ireland finished third in the five-team Euro Baseball Qualifier with a 2-2 record. Host Spain won the event with a perfect 5-0 record, and Switzerland was second with a 3-2 mark.