The following is a press release from the Newport Gulls.
For the first time in the Newport Gulls 19-year history, the organization will welcome a Salve Regina University collegiate student-athlete to their roster. Founded in 1934, Salve Regina University, in partnership with the Sisters of Mercy, is located on 80-acres among Gilded Age mansions and the historic Newport Cliff Walk. Left- handed pitcher Patrick Maybach is a Rhode Island native, having grown up just 30 minutes away from Newport in South Kingstown, RI. He chose to stay in-state to pitch for the Seahawks right here in Newport.
Patrick is currently a junior at Salve and has been a vital piece of the Seahawks’ success since he was a freshman. Maybach’s 9-0 record and 1.36 era in 2017 was a driving force that led Salve to capture their second consecutive conference title, a year in which he was named Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Year.
Maybach didn’t skip a beat upon returning for his sophomore campaign, leading the CCC in strikeouts, fanning 77 batters in 62.2 innings of work. In total, the southpaw has tossed nearly 140 innings with a K/9 average of 11.06. He has averaged an impressive 14.63 K/9 thus far this spring, a mark that ranks among the top 50 nationally.
Patrick displays dominance on the mound, standing 6’3” with a 3/4 delivery, making use of a plus fastball in the upper 80s and above average secondary pitches. Maybach’s Head Coach Eric Cirella has been quoted as saying: “What I’m looking for is consistency. I want to put a guy in the lineup or put a guy on the mound and know what I’m going to get. I think that’s the beauty of Pat – even when he doesn’t have his stuff, he gives you a chance to win, and when he does have his stuff, he gives you a chance to beat anybody.”
In the summer of 2017, Maybach pitched in the New York Collegiate Baseball League for the Syracuse Salt Cats. He was selected to the All-Star team after recording 46 strikeouts in 41 innings and finishing the season with a 3-1 record. His 46 strikeouts were fourth in the league, as was his 2.20 regular season era. Maybach was a member of the Nashua Silver Knights of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League this past summer, pitching in four games and starting two. He did not let up a run in 13.1 innings of work, keeping batters to a .205 batting average against.
The Gulls are looking forward to having a hometown hero take the Cardines Field mound this summer as the team seeks their seventh Fay Vincent Sr. Cup.