June 10, 2014
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Former Central Michigan pitcher Pat Kaminska will join the Texas Rangers organization.
Kaminska, a hard-throwing right-hander who was not selected over the weekend in the major league draft, is set to sign with the Rangers on Wednesday in Surprise, Ariz.
Kaminska was named to the All-Mid-American Conference team this season, his last a Chippewa. He finished 8-3 with a 2.47 earned run average in 15 appearances, 14 of them starts.
He ranked third in the league in ERA, tied for third in wins, second in walks issued (14), and fifth in opposing batting average (.239). Kaminska was twice named the MAC West Division Pitcher of the Week this season, and was named CMU's co-Most Valuable Player (along with catcher Tyler Huntey).
He also earned the Chippewa Award, which goes annually to the player who epitomizes the program and its mission statement: "The Central Michigan University baseball team will strive to achieve excellence. We will commit to play with passion, effort and an attitude that enhances the continued pride, integrity and tradition of the Chippewa Baseball Family."