Crowder’s Misiorowski taken by Brewers in 2nd round of MLB Draft

All-American pitcher Jacob Misiorowski is headed to Milwaukee.

NEOSHO, Mo. – Crowder College pitcher Jacob Misiorowski got the call he’s been waiting for Sunday night.

“It was surreal, really,” Misiorowski says, “To have the opportunity…it’s what I’ve been dreaming about forever. It’s just one of those surreal moments.”

The right-handed pitcher was selected in the 2nd round of the MLB Draft Sunday night, getting picked up by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 63rd overall pick.

He’s now the highest-drafted player since head coach Travis Lallemand took over in 2006.

“He’s the most dominant arm I’ve ever seen in junior college baseball,” says Crowder head coach Travis Lallemand, “We’re so proud of him, and he deserves this opportunity.”

“I think I have a lot to live up to,” Misiorowski says of being the highest draft pick in program history, “I couldn’t ask to go to a better organization and a better pitching development staff. I’m more than excited to join their team. I can’t wait. I can’t wait to start pitching and to be in a clubhouse again.”

Misiorowski was undoubtedly one of the best in the country this year – his one and only season on the field for Crowder.

He was the Region 16 Player of the Year and was named an NJCAA All-American – going 10-0 in 15 appearances for the Roughriders, with a 2.72 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 76 innings pitched.

“When he came here, he had all the physical tools,” Lallemand says of Misiorowski, “His mental development over the last year has been outstanding. It was awesome to see and great to be a part of.”

“Lally (Lallemand) helped me so much,” Misiorowski says of coach Lallemand, “There were times I was going up and down, and he kept me smooth-sailing through it. I think that helped me a lot, with him being there giving me confidence and helping me through the ups and downs of baseball.”

Misiorowski says he will fly to Milwaukee either Tuesday or Wednesday and is likely to sign his contract with the organization.

In Milwaukee he’ll join another former Crowder pitching standout Aaron Ashby. Ashby was selected by the Brewers in the 4th round of the 2018 MLB Draft, and has spent time on the organization’s Major League roster in each of the last two seasons.

Ashby has thrown 69 innings this season for the Brewers, with 83 strikeouts and a 4.57 ERA.

“I’ve met him a few times, but I played with his younger brother, so I got to know his family,” Misiorowski says of Ashby, “but that’s the next goal, to be up there with him in the majors. I’m going to go out there and give it 100%. That’s what I do every game. I’m going to work my butt off to get to the majors as soon as possible.”