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Four UD baseball players recieved ABCA/Rawlings All-East Regional Recognition
Courtesy: John Weast (Texas Tech)

Patten, Glover, Marinaccio and Trimble, Earn ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Awards

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 06/15/2017
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NEWARK, Del. -- The University of Delaware baseball squad placed four players on the ABCA/Rawlings All-East Regional teams announced Wednesday.

Blue Hen sophomore first baseman Nick Patten (Butler, Pa./IMG Academy) was named to the first team while senior outfielder Jordan Glover (Marlton, N.J./Cumberland CC), junior pitcher Ron Marinaccio (Toms River, N.J./Toms River) and senior designated hitter Doug Trimble (Rosemont, Pa./Episcopal Academy) were second team selections.

The four players each played major roles during a historical season for the Blue Hens, who posted an overall record of 34-23, captured the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament title, and competed at the NCAA Tournament Regionals in Lubbock, Tex.

Patten batted .312 this past season leading the Hens in home runs (14), runs scored (58), and RBI (54). Patten also compiled 35 extra-base hits and stole eight bases and in the field made just five errors in 57 games. Patten was a first team All-CAA selection last month and was named to the Lubbock All-Regional team. 

Glover batted .339 for the season, the second-best mark on the team. He hit 10 home runs, drove in 49 runs, and stole a team-leading 24 bases in just 25 attempts. Glover was named first team All-CAA for the second straight  year and also was named to the CAA All-Tournament team. 

Marinaccio, who was selected in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the New York Yankees on Wednesday,  led the Blue Hens in both ERA (2.09) and strikeouts (68). The right hander appeared in 22 games and made eight starts, posted a record of 4-3, and converted three save opportunities.The pitcher was named second team All-CAA and earned a spot on the CAA All-Tournament team. 

Trimble started all 57 games this past season for UD and posted the third best batting average (.338) on the squad. Appearing mostly at designated hitter, Trimble hit the second most doubles (15) and produced the most hits (75) on the squad. The senior stole 11 bases in 12 attempts and was named a second team All-CAA selection. He earned third team All-CAA honors as a junior in 2016.

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