CAMBRIDGE, Mass.– Harvard baseball senior Patrick McColl earns New England Baseball Writers Association District One Player of the Year. The recent graduate adds the award to a busy week, which he was drafted in the 10th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, as well as earning Google Cloud Academic All-America Third-Team honors on Thursday.
In his final campaign, McColl was a vital part of this season's Ivy League champion squad. The senior finished the season with a team-leading .387 batting average, hitting 12 home runs and 47 RBIs. McColl also led the team 70 hits, which is a program record. Most notably, he hit a walk-off grand slam in the ninth inning against Yale, completing a nine-run comeback for the team.
The 2019 NCBWA District Players of the Year:
District 1 – Patrick McColl, 1B, Harvard
District 2 – Alek Manoah, SP, West Virginia
District 3 – JJ Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt
District 4 – Noah Song, SP, Navy
District 5 – Garrett Acton, RP, Illinois
District 6 – TJ Sikkema, SP, Missouri
District 7 – Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane
Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech
District 8 – Nick Gonzales, 2B, New Mexico State
District 9 – Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State
Andrew Vaughn, 1B, California