Baseball’s Patrick McColl Collects NCBWA District One Player of the Year Award

Baseball’s Patrick McColl Collects NCBWA District One Player of the Year Award

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