Grady, Wolchik named to preseason All-PBC baseball team

Grady, Wolchik named to preseason All-PBC baseball team

GREENWOOD – Lander baseball All-Americans Patrick Grady and Dylan Wolchik were named to the 2014 preseason All-Peach Belt Conference team it was announced today (Jan. 23) by the PBC office.

The preseason All-PBC team was voted on by the league's head coaches.

Last year, Grady, a senior outfielder from Pompano Beach, Fla., was named to the second team on the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) All-American team and third team on the Daktronics All-American team. He led the Bearcats in hitting with a .380 average and had six home runs, two triples, 16 doubles, 61 runs scored and 47 RBI, while stealing 13-of-16 bases. In addition, he posted a .592 slugging percentage and .536 on-base percentage.

Grady, the Lander Male Athlete of the Year and team Most Valuable Player, was also named to the Rawling/ABCA, NCBWA and Daktronics All-Southeast Region teams, All-PBC team, the PBC Presidential Honor Roll for having a 3.0 or higher GPA for the academic year, and to the PBC baseball All-Academic team.

Wolchik, a senior right-hander from Margate, Fla., was an honorable mention on the NCWBA All-American team. He posted a 10-1 overall record with a 2.71 ERA and 86 strikeouts in 96.1 innings pitched. His 10 victories tied a school record for wins in a season.

Wolchik was also named to the NCBWA, Rawlings/ABCA and Daktronics All-Southeast Region teams, as well as the All-PBC team.