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Driving in a Conference Championship

July 12, 2023
Pace baseball clinches first-ever title

It was a milestone season for Pace on the baseball diamond.

For the first time in program history, Pace University Baseball emerged victorious at the NE-10 Conference championship—providing head coach Hank Manning and his hardworking team of student-athletes some much deserved hardware in their trophy cabinet.

As a result of their conference championship win, the Setters earned a trip to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2013—where they performed admirably. Their tournament got off to a great start with a win over Franklin Piece University, but the Setters ultimately fell to top-seeded Southern New Hampshire. Although their NCAA title dreams were cut short, their end-of-season surge, NE-10 title, and a 34-21 record rendered this season a considerable success.

Outside of the dugout, Senior Pitcher Pat Gleason, the NE-10 Championship Most Outstanding Player, was awarded the ABCA/Rawlings East Region Pitcher of the year and All America third team honors, finishing the season with a 1.81 ERA, with an impressive 8-2 record with four complete games pitched. His teammate, outfielder Mitchell McCabe, was named to the 2023 ABCA/Rawlings Division II All-Region team alongside Gleason.

McCabe was further honored with the NE-10 Man of the Year Award, a prestigious award bestowed upon a graduating student-athlete who has exhibited sustained excellence in competition, the classroom, and in their community service endeavors.

"Mitch was a man who did everything for us," said coach Manning. "In his absence next year, not only will we be missing a good baseball player, we are going to be missing an even better person. His legacy will hopefully continue on with the underclassmen who have watched him lead our team over the past several years."

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