May 26, 2004

Patrick Perry - 2004 Division I All-American Candidate

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NOTE: Northern Colorado is in its first year of reclassification back to Division I in 2004. The Bears played a schedule of 52 games, 43 of which were against D-I opponents (another four were against a fellow reclassified team). Although UNC is ineligble for NCAA posteason play and not officially included in D-I statistics yet, because the team's schedule featured 43 D-I opponents, the NCAA gave the Bears a Division I RPI this season.

  • Division I Independent Player of the Year.
  • As of May 30, Perry's .478 batting average and .844 slugging percentage led all Division I players.
  • Perry also ranks second in doubles (0.54/game) and RBI (1.48) among Division I players.
  • In '04, set school single season records for hitting (.478), doubles (27), RBI (74) and total bases (157) and finished second in school history in hits (89) and third in slugging (.844) despite playing with several nagging injuries over his last 10 games of the season that limited his mobility.

  • Led Bears' team in batting average, hits, doubles, home runs (13), RBI, total bases, slugging, on-base (.550) and walks (26).
  • Difficult to strike out: Struck out 12 times in his first 21 games of the season and then only four times over his final 29 contests; struck out only twice in his last 67 official at-bats, which stretched out over 20 games.
  • In final week of season, had a stretch of 9-for-9 at the plate and reached base in 13 consecutive at-bats.
  • Reached base safely in all 50 games this season and ended season with 16-game hitting streak; hit safely in 37 of his last 41 games and in 44 of 50 total games during the season.

  • Led the Northern Colorado team with 31 multi-hit and 20 multi-RBI games in 2004; had 10 consecutive multi-hit games to end the season and multi-RBI games in seven of his last 10 contests.
  • Over last 10 games (all versus D-I Independent competition), Perry hit .694 (25-36) with seven doubles, four home runs, 25 RBI and a 1.222 slugging percentage.
  • Behind the plate, threw out 10 of 26 baserunners who tried to steal against him; had a .981 fielding percentage.
  • Twice during the season hit final inning home runs that sparked Northern Colorado come-from-behind victories.
  • Scored at least one run in 15 of his last 16 games of the 2004 season, and scored a season-high three runs in a contest on six occasions.
  • Had at least one RBI in his final seven games and in 24 of his last 29 games of the season.
  • Named to All-Tournament team at Iowa Cubs/Hawkeye Classic after hitting .615 with seven RBI to lead UNC to a second-place finish (2-1) at the event behind Minnesota.
  • Named to All-Tournament team at Division I Independent Invitational aftrer hitting.667 with seven RBI in three games.
  • Named D-I Independent Player of the Week (May 4) and Newcomer of the Week (March 23, April 27) during season.
  • UNC Student-Athlete of the Month for April after compiling a .400 (14-35) average, six doubles and 12 RBI during month.
  • Had a career-high five RBI twice during the season: went 2-3 with five RBI against Utah Valley State (May 1) and 3-4 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
  • Had a season-high four hits against each Mesa State (4-6, double, three RBI) and Hawaii-Hilo (4-4, double, RBI).
  • Hit .521 (38-73) with runners in scoring position, .487 (38-78) with two out, .842 (16-19) with runner on third and less than two out and .482 (53-110) with runners on base.
  • In his first season with UNC after transferring from Otero J.C. UNC finished the year with a 29-23 overall record.

    2004 Season Statistics

    G/GS   Avg.   AB    R    H    2B    3B    HR    RBI    TB    SLG%    OB%    BB    K  
    50/49  .478   186   53   89   27    1     13    74     157   .844    .550   26    16