SAVANNAH, Ga. - Armstrong State University senior designated hitter Ryan Patterson and junior outfielder Mike Warren each earned postseason honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) announced this past week in conjunction with the NCAA DII Baseball Championships.
Patterson was named a third-team All-American by the organization, becoming the first ABCA All-American for Armstrong State since Zach Taylor in 2012. He adds this honor to his D2CCA second-team All-American honor announced last week. The Snellville, Ga., native led the Pirates offensively in 2017, hitting .377 with seven home runs and 62 RBI. He ranked fifth in the league in RBI, eighth in walks and tied both an Armstrong State and Peach Belt Conference single season record this year with three grand slam home runs.
Both Patterson and Warren earned All-Southeast Region honors from the organization as well. Patterson was a first-team honoree while Warren was a second-team honoree for hitting .420 with one home run, 28 RBI and a team-best 23 stolen bases in 2017. The Macon, Ga., native had the highest batting average for an Armstrong State player since Roman Miestowski hit .445 for the Pirates in 1992, and he ranked second in the PBC in both batting average and stolen bases this season, while ending the year on a 29-game hitting streak.
Click here to view the complete ABCA Division II Postseason Honors from the organization.