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Former Hawk Corbin Strikes out 12 for the Diamondbacks

Former Hawk Corbin Strikes out 12 for the Diamondbacks

Former Mohawk Valley CC Hawk Patrick Corbin (2008) is living proof that a student-athlete can go just about anywhere after their start here. Patrick is in his 6th season with the Arizona Diamondbacks and is off to a 2-0 start in the 2018 MLB season. Patrick recently defeated the defending National League Western Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers by pitching 7-1/3 innings striking out 12 batters against only one walk while surrendering no runs. He also contributed two hits to the offensive attack including a double in the April 4th match up. Patrick started on opening day for the D-Backs this year, an honor which was long overdue. He was slated to start opening day in 2015 but suffered an arm injury that required Tommy John surgery during his last spring training start. He came back form surgery in 2016 and has improved steadily. He is the longest tenured pitcher on the current roster of the Diamondbacks and has been steadily moving up the ladder in their all-time record books. He currently sits 4th in D-Backs history in strikeouts with 671 trailing only Curt Schilling, Brandon Webb and the "Big Unit' Randy Johnson.

During his year at MVCC Patrick was a two sport star playing basketball and baseball for current MVCC coaches Matt St. Croix and Dave Warren. Patrick was the second leading scorer on the basketball team with a knack for making the big 3 point bucket at the key moment. On the Diamond Patrick struck out 56 batters in the 2008 season which put him in the top ten of the Hawks single season record books.