Patton Named All-Region

May 15, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Boise State senior Rebecca Patton became the first pitcher in program history to earn all-region honors Thursday, when she was named to the NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team. Patton is the fourth Bronco to be named to an all-region team.

Patton finished the season with a 25-14 record and two saves to go with a 3.04 earned run average. Her 25 victories are a single-season school record, one of many she shattered in 2014. Patton pitched in 43 of Boise State's 52 games, including 36 starts and 26 complete games. She threw 244.1 innings on the season, all setting program standards. She also tied the shutout mark with four on the year.

Against Pacific Region opponents, Patton was 10-5 with a 3.27 ERA, one save and one shutout. She struck out 41 and walked just 26 in 92 innings during 18 appearances and 15 starts.

Patton came to Boise State as a redshirt junior prior to the 2013 season. In two years with the Broncos she compiled a 36-24 record with a 3.17 ERA in 386.2 innings across 72 appearances (64 starts). She threw 37 complete games and six shutouts while striking out 235 and walking just 122 batters. Prior to donning the Blue and Orange, Patton spent two-plus seasons at Cal Poly, putting together a 21-33 record with a 4.16 ERA in 358.2 innings over 77 games (55 starts).

Patton finished the 2014 regular season ranking second in the Pacific Region in victories. The region includes the following schools: Boise State, BYU, California, Cal State Bakersfield, Colorado State, Fresno State, Idaho State, New Mexico State, Oregon, Oregon State, Portland State, Sacramento State, Saint Mary's, San Jose State, Santa Clara, Seattle, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, Utah, Utah State and Washington. The teams are voted on by the head coaches of each school.

Of the 39 student-athletes named to the first, second or third team in the Pacific Region, 20 hailed from the Pacific-12, including all 12 first-team selections.

With the all-region selection, Patton is eligible to be named to one of three NFCA All-America teams. Tara Glover was an All-American in 2012 after earning second-team all-region accolades, the only All-America award in program history.

Devon Bridges was a second-team all-region selection in 2011 as an outfielder. Kathy Cox is the only two-time honoree, picking up all-region honors at third base in 2009 and 2010. Cox was a second-team selection in 2010, in 2009 there was one 26-member all-region team.

Last season was the only year in Boise State softball's short existence no Bronco was named all-region.

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