Lions' McHenry Elected to First Team of All-Mideast Region Squad
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 225 hits
Penn State Altoona baseball's freshman designated hitter Pat McHenry (Christiana, PA/Octorara) earned an elite postseason honor on Tuesday when it was announced that he was voted to the first team of the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Mideast Region Team.
The Mideast Region consists of 58 NCAA Division III baseball programs from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The 2014 All-Mideast Region Team represents the top 50 vote-getters among all nominated student-athletes. By earning All-Region honors, McHenry is now eligible for consideration for All-American status by the ABCA/Rawlings national committee.
McHenry posted tremendous numbers in his first year with Penn State Altoona baseball, ranking at or near the top of many offensive statistical categories within the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. He led the league in doubles (19), runs batted in (46), total bases (104), and slugging percentage (.754), and he ranked second in home runs (10), third in runs scored (41) and on-base percentage (.482), and sixth in batting average (.399).
Among all Division III baseball players, McHenry ranks eighth in slugging percentage, 12th in home runs, 14th in home runs per game (.24), and 28th in total bases. At the conclusion of the Lions' season, he was voted the AMCC's Newcomer of the Year and was also awarded first team All-Conference recognition.