Collegiate Baseball Magazine released their annual NAIA Player's to Watch list this weekend at the American Baseball Coaches Association convention in Dallas, TX. Two Patriots were named to the list in senior Adrian Garcia and sophomore Jake McCoy.
"It's a great honor for our team and those guys," noted Patriot Skipper Luther Bramblett. "Both guys have had a good fall and deserve any honor thrown their way. We expect both of them to have impactful years for us."
Garcia (Anaheim, CA) is the Pat's leading returning hitter off last years squad. He batted .341 with 10 doubles and 31 RBI's. He scored 34 times for the Patriots and added 6 stolen bases and 2 triples, while walking 34 times and getting knocked down 11.
McCoy (Mesa, AZ) is competing for the Patriot rotation. He transferred from College of the Desert where he went 5-3 with a 3.03 ERA in 62 IP. This summer he played in the Coastal Plains Collegiate League where he went 7-0 with 11 saves and was named to the All-Star Team.
The Patriots open up January 31st in Mobile, AL against the University of Mobile.