LANCASTER, Pa. – Former Ursinus College baseball star Matt Wiatrak was named to the Centennial Conference Silver Anniversary team.
The Centennial Conference is celebrating 25 years as one of the elite small college athletic conferences in the country with the announcement of its Silver Anniversary teams, highlighting the best of the best over our first quarter-century. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a graduate of the institution and be one of the following:
- 3-time or 4-time first team All-CC performer
- 2-time CC Player of the Year
- 1st team All-America AND 2-time first team All-CC performer
- 2-time All-America (1st, 2nd, or 3rd team)
Wiatrak made his mark on the mound as one of the best hurlers in conference history. He earned CC Pitcher of the Year honors in both 1999 and 2000, a two-year span in which he threw eight complete games. Wiatrak was 9-2 with a miniscule 0.84 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 1999, posting the lowest ERA in CC history. He followed that up with a sparkling 2000 campaign in which he finished 7-3 with a 2.09 ERA and a CC-record 112 strikeouts.
Wiatrak ranks second in school history and fifth in CC history with 255 career strikeouts, and his five shutouts in 1999 are tied for a league mark. His 47-inning consecutive scoreless innings streak from that season is almost twice as long as the next closest stretch, and the southpaw's 11.21 punchouts per 9 innings are easily a conference record.