• position INF
  • height 6-2
  • Weight 170
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Mesa, Ariz.
  • Previous School Northwestern

*Years of Eligibility Remaining: 3

• Dean’s List (Fall 2022)

• Second-Team All-Big Ten (2022)

Burst onto the scene at Northwestern to earn Second-Team All-Big Ten honors…Forced his way into the lineup after not beginning the season as a starter…Showed the ability to reach base multiple ways.

2022 (Northwestern)
Made 42 appearances and 33 starts as a freshman…Second Team All-Big Ten second baseman…Led Northwestern with a .336 average (38-for-113) and .457 OBP…Doubled, walked and scored in his collegiate debut against UAB (2/19)…Went 4-for-9 with two doubles in a series against Cincinnati (3/4-5)…Crushed his first-career home run against Illinois (4/16)…Notched his first three-hit game and scored three runs to help beat Michigan St. (4/22).

Played for his father, Pat, at Skyline High School…Went to the state semifinals in 2018…First-Team Arizona All-State in 2021…Also played basketball and helped team to state semifinals in 2020…First-Team All-Region in 2019 and 2020…

Full name is Patrick Cruz Herrera…Parents are Pat and Jennifer…Has a brother, AJ, and sister, Payton…Loves to take photographs and carries camera with him at all times off the diamond.

*Northwestern Athletics Communications contributed to this bio

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