Dallas Baptist University has become a baseball power in the Missouri Valley Conference.
The Patriots have won the MVC championship in three of the last four years and former Kingwood High School standout Trevor Conn has played a role in two of those.
The 2013 Kingwood graduate helped put DBU on the map in college baseball with its 2014 conference title run. The Patriots recently won their second consecutive MVC title and reached the finals of the NCAA Fort Worth Regional before falling to TCU.
Conn, a right-handed pitcher, worked 1 1/3 innings out of the DBU bullpen in the region finals, giving up two hits and one run in the Patriots’ 15-3 loss. Cobb walked two and struck out three. He faced eight batters and threw 39 pitches.
The redshirt junior appeared in 15 games this season for DBU, starting 11 of those. He compiled a 2-3 record and a 5.71 ERA over 41 innings pitched with 27 strikeouts. He went five innings of three-hit shutout ball, striking out three without walking a batter, in the Patriots’ 10-0 win over Prairie View.
In three seasons with the Patriots, Conn has made 30 appearances, starting 16 games. He is 5-5 all-time at DBU with a 4.50 ERA. Over 84 innings pitched, Conn has struck out 49 batters.
A four-year letterman at Kingwood High School, Conn was a three-time, all-district player as both a shortstop and pitcher. He was honored by Rawlings-Perfect Game as an Underclass Honorable Mention All-American after his junior season at Kingwood and was named the 2013 Rawlings-Perfect Game Second Team Texas All-Region.
He was also a three-time, all-district basketball player for the Mustangs.
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