Idaho colleges roundup: Boise State’s Patton earns regional honor

Men’s tennis player Garrett Patton (Boise High) was named the Intermountain Region Senior Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Patton was the lone Bronco recognized regionally by the ITA, it is also his first career regional honor. He completed his final year with a team-best 24-10 singles mark, including 3-3 versus nationally ranked opponents and 11-2 against Intermountain Region competition. Patton finished with an impressive career singles record of 91-45 (.669) during his four-years. In doubles he went 21-15 as senior and 72-72 overall.

BSU SOFTBALL: Seniors Devon Bridges and Jordan Kreiger were named to the All-Mountain West second team. Bridges is the first four-time all-conference selection in program history, while Kreiger makes the MW second team for the second year in a row. Bridges led the Broncos with a .359 batting average, 55 hits, nine home runs, 35 RBI, 34 walks and a .481 on-base percentage. Kreiger had a .305 batting average and 43 hits, both third on the team, along with 12 doubles, 26 walks and a .430 on-base percentage, all second-best on the squad. She also paced the Broncos with 32 runs and 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE BASEBALL: Josh Hatfield (Mountain View High) was named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s West Region honorable mention team as an outfielder. He was second on the team with a .352 average and led the GNAC in stolen bases with 12.