BOWIE, Md. – Former Quinnipiac baseball stand-outs Pat Egan (Hartford, Conn.) and Chris Gloor (Bayshore, N.Y.) both appeared in the same game when Egan's Bowie (Md.) Baysox hosted Gloor's Richmond (Va.) Flying Squirrels.
Gloor started for the Flying Squirrels, the Double-A Eastern League affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, allowing one run on six hits over 7 2/3 while striking out three before exiting the game with Richmond leading, 2-1. Egan came on in relief in the eighth inning hurling a pair of scorless frames while allowing one hit and striking out two. Bowie plated two runs in its final at-bat to give Egan the win, pushing him to 3-0 on the year, while Gloor took the no decision.
"It is very exciting and unusual to see two former Quinnipiac standouts match-up against each other at the professional level," said Head Baseball Coach Dan Gooley. "Everyone in the Quinnipiac baseball family is very proud of Chris and Pat for their accomplishments thus far. Their work ethic, character and ability on the mound provide them with a great foundation for a successful career."
Both players have had success this season, as Gloor is 2-2 with a 1.99 earned-run average while being used primarily out of the bullpen. The 6-6 lefty has appeared in 25 games, starting six, and has given up 15 earned runs in 68 innings pitched while striking out 50. Gloor also has four holds on the year. For his professional career, Gloor is 16-6 with a 2.57 ERA with three saves and 204 strikeouts in 206 1/3 innings pitched. Gloor was selected in the 17th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball draft. An all-Northeast Conference selection in 2009, Gloor holds Quinnipiac's single season (81) and career (238) strikeout records.
Egan is currently 3-0 with a 1.70 ERA for the Baltimore Orioles Double-A affiliate. In 29 appearances, Egan has tallied 39 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings pitched while also picking up two saves. In six years in professional baseball while progressing through Baltimore's minor league system, Egan is 20-19 with a 3.23 ERA while also converting 12 saves and striking out 309 batters in 423 2/3 innings pitched.
Egan signed a minor league contract with Baltimore in 2007, just prior to that year's Major League Baseball Draft. Egan was drafted twice by Baltimore before signing with them after he exhausted his eligibility with the Bobcats. He was originally drafted in the 35th round of the 2005 draft before being taken again in the 36th round in the 2006 draft. Egan enjoyed a successful career at Quinnipiac in which the 6-7 right-handed pitcher won 20 games in his career, a Bobcats' Division I record at the time which was broken last season by Andy Mayer. In 2004, Egan was named to the Northeast Conference First Team and was also tabbed as the NEC's Pitcher of the Year.
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