8 Matt Patton
B/T: R/R
Height: 6-1
Weight: 185
Class: SR
Position: P
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Wolcottville, IN
Previous School: East Noble

2016 at Taylor: Continued to impress through second season on the hill for Taylor … Pitched in 22 games, starting nine outings and posting a 3.13 earned-run average over 63.1 innings … Went 3-3 with three complete games and team-leading four saves … Racked up 57 strikeouts to just 10 walks … Rated second on staff in appearances, complete games and strikeouts … Was top-three on team in starts and innings pitched … Finished third among all Crossroads League hurlers with 1.11 ERA in league play … Also rated third with four saves … Finished eighth in league by holding CL hitters to .211 average and eighth in total strikeouts … Ended season No. 10 in NAIA in walks issued and No. 39 with 1.4 walks per nine innings … Set career-highs in nearly every category … Posted 1.86 ERA with 22 strikeouts and only three walks in 19.1 innings out of the bullpen … Had 1.72 ERA in 14 appearances among TU’s 40 victories … Allowed 16-of-22 earned runs in five outings, posting 1.16 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over remaining 17 appearances … Transitioned into rotation near end of season and tossed first career complete game in a 5-2 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene on April 15 as part of TU’s key four-game sweep of the Cougars … Followed with six shutout frames on April 21 in a 5-0 win to open a four-game sweep of Indiana Wesleyan … Completed three of final six starts to close the season … Named Honorable Mention All-Crossroads League.

2015 at Taylor: Took the mound 12 times and started seven times on the bump for TU … Picked up three victories … Posted 3.30 ERA average … Ranked third on staff with 43.2 innings and 37 strikeouts … Pitched at least four innings with two earned runs or less in six-of-seven starts … Worked way into league rotation and posted 2.93 ERA over 27.2 innings of action against Crossroads League batters … Closed season by holding No. 22 Mount Vernon Nazarene to two runs over six innings, while earning the win in TU’s 13-2 CL Tournament victory on May 5.

Prep: Lettered all four seasons for head coaches Kevin Irons and Cory Jacquay during career at East Noble High … Three-time All-Northeast 8 Conference standout in baseball and soccer … Four-time member of Academic Honor Roll … Earned Academic All-Indiana honors.

Personal: Son of Dave and Jean Patton … Majoring in accounting.

2018 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2018 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Christian McGillSOOFR/R5-10170Cicero, INHamilton Heights
3Josh LaneJRINFR/R5-9170Fort Lauderdale, FLCalvary Christian
4Trevor BoothSRINFR/R5-11175Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
5Clay RigginsJRPR/R5-10180Bloomington, INBloomington South
6Andrew KennedySOP/1BR/R6-2210Goshen, INNorthridge
7Jared AdkinsSRUTIR/R6-0180Whiteland, INWhiteland
8Matt PattonSRPR/R6-1185Wolcottville, INEast Noble
9Tanner WatsonSRCR/R6-2190Granger, INElkhart Christian
11Wyatt WhitmanJRUTIR/R6-0180Climax, MIGull Lake
13Collin StumpJRPR/R6-0170Wauseon, OHWauseon
14Nathan TarggartJRINFR/R6-1215Fort Wayne, INBlackhawk Christian
15Brett LawsonSOP/INFR/R5-11190Margate, FLCalvary Christian
16Baze ConwaySO1BR/R6-1175New Castle, INNew Castle
18Rob FoxSRPR/R6-1175Muncie, INDelta
19Sam WieseSROFR/R6-1180West Des Moines, IAValley
22Josh PfotenhauerSROFL/R6-0175Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
23Kyle KelsheimerJROFR/R5-9155Wabash, INWabash
24Jake HurdSOOFR/R6-0185Zionsville, INZionsville
26Zak EckerleJRPR/R6-0200Solsberry, INEastern Greene
27Mitch UbelhorSOPR/R6-0200Avon, INAvon
28Justin PettitSOPR/R6-3215North Vernon, INJennings County
29Charles BradsJRCL/R6-0210Dayton, OHDayton Christian
31Alex SandersJRCR/R5-11195Columbus, OHWorthington Christian
33Brian FieldsSOP/1BR/R6-3215Lewis Center, OHWorthington Christian
34Austin MetticaJRCL/R6-3210Prosper, TXProsper
35Joshua MunozSOP/OFR/R6-0220Buffalo Grove, MNBuffalo
36Riley ReimschiselJROFL/L5-10165New Haven, INBlackhawk Christian
38Cody TaitJRP/INFL/R5-10160Loganville, GALoganville
39Caleb BowmanSOOFR/R5-10165Bedford, INBedford North Lawrence
40Nate StarcherSOPR/R6-2170Hartville, OHLake Center Christian
41Ben RobisonSOPR/R6-3170Whiteland, INWhiteland
42Chase RobertsSOCR/R6-0215Spencer, INOwen Valley
43Alec DiemerJRPR/R6-1185Sanford, FLSeminole
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0