Wall earns second first steam All-UMAC nod for Northwestern
Juneau’s Philip Wall this season has been the best college pitchers from Alaska, but he’s also been one of the best hitters.
The University of Northwestern-St. Paul sophomore dual-threat was recognized as a first-team all-league utility player in the NCAA D3 Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.
Wall, of Thunder Mountain High fame, pitched in 13 games and made another dozen appearances at first base and designated hitter.
On the mound, he led his team in ERA (2.80) and innings (64.1) and tied for first in wins (5) and complete games (2).
Wall picked up two UMAC pitcher of week honors and led the conference in ERA (second place was 3.54).
His signature game performance was in an elimination game against St. Scholastica in the UMAC Tournament when he threw 7.1 innings and only gave up one earned run, which knocked the Saints out of the playoffs.
In addition to his exploits on the mound, the sophomore excelled at the plate with a .333 batting average on 22-of-66 hitting with a .443 on base percentage, which both led the team.
Wall was named to the National Christian College Athletic Association’s North Central All-Region team as well.
This was the second straight season Wall earned first team All-UMAC honors.