Trio tabbed Academic All-MAC

ANNVILLE, Pa.—Three members of the Hood College baseball team were voted to the Academic All-Middle Atlantic Conference team in voting by the conference's sports information directors. 

Nate Luscombe and Brad Sawyer both repeated the honor, while Jordan Patterson earned the nod for the first time in his career. 

Luscombe, a business administration major with concentrations in finance and marketing, was the MAC Commonwealth Pitcher of the Year and an all-conference first team pick. He ranked among the MAC Commonwealth leaders in innings (68.0, tied for third), strikeouts (53, fifth), wins (5, tied for seventh). A Dean's List student, the senior is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma and was honored with Hood's White Blazer Award, given for outstanding academic accomplishments, significant contributions to the community and excellence in intercollegiate athletics.

Sawyer is a business administration major with concentrations in accounting and finance. An All-MAC Commonwealth selection at first base, he hit .358, including .400 in conference play with an on-base percentage of .432 and 17 runs batted in. The junior is a two-way player and posted a 4-1 record on the mound with 40 strikeouts in 46 innings over 10 starts. 

An integrated marketing communications major with a minor in graphic design, Patterson was named to the All-Mid-Atlantic Region and ECAC All-Star third teams. He was an All-MAC Commonwealth First Team selection as a utility player for his play as both a hitter and a pitcher. On the mound, he ranked among the MAC Commonwealth leaders in WHIP (0.97, first), ERA (1.99, second), strikeouts (48, eighth), wins (6, tied for second). The senior threw back-to-back shutouts against Arcadia and Albright. Patterson was fifth in the MAC Commonwealth as a hitter with a .390 batting average. 

The Academic All-MAC teams recognize the top student-athletes both in the classroom and on the field during the 2018 spring semester. The MAC sports information directors nominate and vote on the Academic All-MAC teams, giving 50 percent weight to both academic success and athletic success.

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