Player Spotlight: Jupiter Wave’s Pat Gleason

June 29, 2021

Wave’s star-studded right hander commanding the CLPB with no-hitter & back-to-back wins.

West Palm Beach, FL. — Throughout the summer, we have seen some fair share of dominant pitching performances. On June 24th, Jupiter Wave starting pitcher Pat Gleason gave us the best yet!

In only 68 pitches, Pat threw 8 no-hit innings against the Palm Beach Marlins, carrying the Wave to a 13-0 mercy rule win!

After the team celebration on the mound, Gleason detailed the incredible performance.

“I had to make sure I didn’t change the way that I was throwing. I continued to try and throw strikes and let my field do the work since they always get the job done.”

Gleason, a native of Valhalla, New York, transferred from University of Rhode Island to Pace University in downtown New York City. Studying communications, he cannot get enough of the New York lifestyle.

“I love going to school and playing baseball here because there are always people around you to help… so many activities you can do near campus because of how amazing New York is.”

In Gleason’s first collegiate season, he threw 12 innings in 4 appearances, 3 walks and 14 strikeouts. Pat also only gave up 5 earned runs on 10 hits.

The die-hard Yankee fan is not the only Pace ballplayer in the CLPB this year. Pace junior Robert Chesney is a catcher for the Wave this summer! Pat highlights the relationship they bring to the squad.

“…you can tell that there is a different energy when I throw to him. He’s comfortable with me and I’m comfortable with him so it makes pitching a lot easier.”

As a high-level pitcher, Pat acknowledges his favorite skill of any of his elite catchers.

“Pitch calling…. it makes the game so much easier when your catcher knows what to call. I think less and just focus on throwing the actual pitch.”

With several more years of collegiate eligibility at Pace, Gleason is more than optimistic about his remaining time with the Setters.

“I just want to be the best player and teammate I could possibly be. I have a great coaching staff up at Pace along with a team full of talented players ready to win. I think we will see that title come home to Pace real soon.” 

So far this summer, Pat has been one of the most effective pitchers holding a 0.96 ERA with 21 strikeouts and only 4 walks in 18 2/3 innings pitched!

After starting the season 1-6, the Wave have pulled their way back into the North division with a current 7-7 in record. Pat credits the team chemistry for the club’s recent success.

“We just needed some time to get to know each other. It’s hard when you start with a new team because you haven’t played with any of them before… the talent was always there we just needed to put all of the pieces together.”

Even with solid team chemistry, it is safe to say that the recent dominance from the New York pitcher has been a catalyst to Jupiter’s successful play.

To watch Pat Gleason and the Wave in action this summer from the CLPB, go to gamekast.live to stream all the action!

We wish Pat the best of luck this summer and next fall!