Former Quinnipiac baseball standout Pat Egan has been promoted to the International League's Norfolk (Va.) Tides, the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Egan made his season debut with the Tides in a 1-0 loss to the Columbus Clippers on Sunday, Aug. 5. Egan threw three innings of no-hit, shutout ball while striking out two batters.
The call-up is Egan's third in the last three seasons, as he made appearances with Norfolk in 2010 and 2011. In 27 games in 2010, Egan was 1-1 while in 2011 he was 1-2 with 21 strikeouts in 22 innings pitched. In his sixth season of professional baseball, Egan has made stops at each level of the Orioles' minor league system while earning Spring Training invititations in each of the last three seasons. Egan's career ledger reads 21-19 with a 3.17 ERA with 12 saves and 315 strikeouts in 431 2/3 innings pitched.
Egan is a former Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Year, as well as a two-time All-Northeast Conference selection. He was drafted in the 2005 and 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, before signing with Baltimore Orioles just prior to the 2007 draft.