Former CSU baseball standout Patrick Dolan signed with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League on Tuesday. Dolan, a right-handed pitcher from Summerville, wrapped up a four-year playing career with the Bucs this past season. He joins an Otters club which currently ranks fifth in the Frontier League's East Division.
"We are very excited for Patrick and his opportunity to play professional baseball," said CSU Head Baseball Coach Stuart Lake. "Patrick was a tremendous competitor for our program for four years and we wish him all the best."
Dolan tied for the CSU team lead last season with four wins, going 4-5 with a 4.89 ERA while logging 70 innings. He allowed 38 earned runs on 69 hits over those frames, and finished second on the club with 56 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .261 batting average.
The former Summerville High School star also produced with the bat in his time at CSU, as he tied for the team-lead with 63 hits as a freshman. Dolan recorded a .309 batting average and .505 slugging percentage during that 2009 season, totaling 33 runs, 12 doubles, two triples, 35 RBI and 103 stolen bases. Dolan smacked four home runs as a sophomore, before transitioning to a pitching-only role in 2011. He went 3-3 to help the Bucs to a third place Big South finish in 2011, and tallied 56 strikeouts to rank second on the pitching staff.
Dolan joins the growing ranks of CSU baseball alumni on the pro baseball circuit. Bobby Parnell (2005) continues to be a constant at the back end of the New York Mets bullpen, while Tyler Thornburg (2010) made his Major League debut earlier this year and has logged five appearances (two starts) for the Milwaukee Brewers.