Pat Colwell is a junior outfielder at San Diego State University. A native of Lakewood, Calif., Colwell was Second Team All-Mountain West Conference a season ago. He appeared in 52 games with 49 starts. Colwell batted .313 with 63 hits and 45 runs. He walked 17 times and was hit by 13 pitches for an on-base percentage of .403. Colwell batted .386 in conference games. He had a 15-game hit streak and became the first Aztec to hit for the cycle when he accomplished the feat on April 12 against Utah. Colwell is majoring in business with an emphasis in real estate.



March 5, 2009

Aztec Game Day


The start of the season is going well, although not really the way we wanted it to go. The mood off the field is great. People aren't dwelling on the negatives that have arisen so far this season too much. We have been very blessed with a lot of home games in the first half of the season, so even though midterms are happening, we are able to go to class and learn the material, even though homework gets tough when there are games almost every day.


The typical game day, on a weekday for example, is this: We wake up and go to 7:15 study hall until 8:45 and then go to class. Then we are free to do whatever from the end of class until pre-game meal, which most of the team uses to go in the locker room and talk about whatever pops up. It could be baseball, could be school, could be families, could be girlfriends. Whatever it is, it always turns into a fun conversation because of all the personalities on the team.


Pre-game meal is at a buffet-style place on campus, which is delicious. They have pretty much whatever you want to eat and however much you want to eat, which I'll admit the first time wasn't too good for the team, because almost everyone overate and batting practice running wasn't very easy.


Then we go to the field and get ready, go out and stretch, and take BP. Then most guys go back in the locker room to hang out before pre-game infield/outfield, where the conversations aren't usually the same as before. People usually have their iPods on getting ready for the game. Then we go out, take in and out, do some running, say a team prayer and then it's game time.


Pat Colwell

(photos courtesy of SDSU Media Relations Office)