Patrick garners pair of first-team all-region nods

Patrick garners pair of first-team all-region nods

Postseason accolades continue to roll in for Purdue Northwest's Chad Patrick. This week he was selected to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Baseball All-Midwest Region First Team and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-Midwest First Team.

Patrick, a senior starting pitcher from Hebron, Ind., was the Pitcher of the Year in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In nine starts, he posted a 5-2 record with a 1.83 earned-run average, 97 strikeouts and only eight walks in a career-high 64.0 innings pitched. Among pitchers in the Midwest Region, Patrick had the lowest ERA (1.83) and WHIP (0.78) while producing the best strikeout-to-walk ratio (12.12). He recorded three shutouts and twice tied his career-high mark with 15 strikeouts this season.

Patrick will be placed on both national ballots for All-America consideration. Those will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy (Player of the Year), Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors preseason All-American awards, publication and writing contests.