As usual, let’s take a quick look at the history of #1 relievers:
2014: Reece Karalus, Aldie and Santa Clara
2013: Adam Zipko, New Market and Millersville
2012: Shay Maltese, Haymarket and Cal State Northridge
2011: Patrick Christensen, Harrisonburg and LaSalle
2010: Zach Blatt, Luray and Auburn
2009: Brian Burgess, New Market and West Alabama
2008: Dan Gentzler, New Market and Maryland
2007: Jimmy Stanley, Waynesboro and Belmont
The name that shall be added to this list is Harrisonburg’s Patrick Wiseman, from Georgia Tech! Patrick pitched in 14 games for the Turks last summer, covering 22 2/3 innings. He went 3-0, 1.58, with 2 saves, a 0.705 WHIP, 2.0 BB/9, and 8.3 K/9. In those 22 2/3 innings, Patrick allowing only 11 hits and 5 walks- a dominating performance! His WHIP was the lowest of all pitchers surveyed.
As a freshman at Tech in 2015, the 6-foot-5 righthander threw only 7 2/3 innings, allowing 12 hits, 5 walks, and recorded 5 strikeouts. In 2016 so far, Patrick has thrown only 1 1/3 innings for Tech.
Congratulations on your excellent summer, Patrick!