PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. - Jonathan "Cole" Dudiak was named to the NCCAA (National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association) Division II Baseball first-team East Region. A 2004 graduate of Allegany High School where he played baseball, Dudiak plays for Valley Forge Christian College located in Phoenixville, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia.

Dudiak was the team's closer and on offense lead the team in runs batted in. He leads the nation in strikeouts per 9 innings, recording 11.51 per nine innings pitched. He was second in the nation in saves, and third in the country in earned run average at 3.57.

Patriot head coach Don Hoover said, "Cole worked hard during the winter with our pitching coach and added a quality change-up to his overpowering fastball and hard curve. The addition of the change-up made Cole a dominant pitcher. During one doubleheader against Ohio State-Newark, Cole recorded a win in game one and a save in game two."

Dudiak was named MVP of the Patriots baseball team at the college's annual athletics awards event and was a finalist for the school's O.L. Harrip Award, which is given annually to the top athlete who represents himself, his sport, and the school in an outstanding fashion.

While at Allegany, Dudiak was the recipient of the 2003-2004 Kenneth "Sookie" Grimes Baseball Award and was nominated for the Hot Stove Baseball League's 2002 James Conley Memorial Award.

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