Griffin Finan, Bates College

 

From his first year at Bates College to his last, Griffin Finan was as steady a starting pitcher as they came. By the end of his four-year career, Finan had tied the Bates career pitching record for starts (27), and he also owned the single-season record for lowest percentage of bases on balls per nine innings (8 walks in 44 innings in 2005).

The epitome of the crafty righthander, Finan's reserved style of leadership made him a natural to become a team co-captain in 2007, and he led the Bobcats in 2007 with five complete games, a 4-3 record and a 4.28 earned run average.

Finan graduated from Bates with a 3.56 grade point average. A native of Bethesda, Md., he majored in political science and twice earned Academic All-NESCAC honors, as well as the David Nash Memorial Baseball Award. His thesis was entitled "The Impact of Redistricting Commissions: An Analysis of State Senate Elections from 1998-2004."