Former Kingwood three-time all-district pitcher/shortstop Trevor Conn led Dallas Baptist University to its fifth consecutive NCAA Baseball Tournament over the weekend.
Conn, a senior pitcher for the Patriots, went 8-1 during the regular season with a conference-low 2.92 ERA and was named the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year. In addition, Conn was selected as a Third Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball.
He pitched the NCAA tournament opener against Southern Mississippi on Friday in the first game of the Fayetteville Regional. Conn worked the first four innings of a 9-0 loss, yielding four hits and three runs. He struck out seven, which is second-most this season next to the 10 he struck out against Southern Illinois in a seven-inning stint.
Conn made 16 appearances for the Patriots during the regular season, including nine starts, and struck out 50 over 64 2/3 innings. He became the 15th All-American and fourth pitcher in DBU Division I history dating back to 2004.
Dallas Baptist is one of only 10 teams in the nation that have advanced to the postseason in each of the last five years.
Conn’s senior season was the highlight to an illustrious career at DBU where heading into this year’s postseason the right-hander compiled a 13-6 record in 46 appearances with 25 starts and a 3.81 ERA. He totaled 99 strikeouts over 148 2/3 innings.
In addition to earning all-district honors in three seasons at Kingwood, Conn was also a three-time all-district basketball player for the Mustangs.