8 Matt Patton
B/T: R/R
Height: 6-0
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.

2017-18 Baseball Roster
Roster for 2017-18 Baseball Team
#NameCl.Pos.B/THt.Wt.HometownPrevious School
2Christian McGillSOOFR/R5-10170Cicero, INHamilton Heights
3Josh LaneJRINFR/R5-10170Fort Lauderdale, FLCalvary Christian
4Luke ShivelyFRPR/R5-11165Mishawaka, INMishawaka
5Clay RigginsJRPR/R5-11180Bloomington, INBloomington South
6Andrew KennedySOP/1BR/R6-2215Goshen, INNorthridge
7Jared AdkinsSRUTIR/R6-0180Whiteland, INWhiteland
8Matt PattonSRPR/R6-0185Wolcottville, INEast Noble
9Tanner WatsonSRC/OFR/R6-3190Granger, INElkhart Christian
10Drake GongwerFRPR/R6-3185Wakarusa, INNorthwood
11Wyatt WhitmanJRUTIR/R6-0185Climax, MIGull Lake
12Jonathan FosterFRP/OFR/R6-2155Columbus, OHColumbus East
13Noah HusemanFRPR/R6-0185Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
14Nathan TarggartJRINFR/R6-1215Fort Wayne, INBlackhawk Christian
15Brett LawsonSOP/INFR/R5-11185Margate, FLCalvary Christian
16Cody TaitJRINFL/R5-8170Loganville, GALoganville
17Tanner KolbeFRINFL/R6-1155Elletsville, INEdgewood
18Rob FoxSRPR/R6-1185Muncie, INDelta
19Sam WieseSROFR/R6-1185West Des Moines, IAValley
20Trevor BoothSRPR/R5-11165Fort Mitchell, KYBeechwood
21Austin MetticaJRCL/R6-3200Prosper, TXProsper
22Josh PfotenhauerSROFL/R5-11175Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
23Kyle KelsheimerJROFR/R5-9155Wabash, INWabash
24Brenden BubeFRPR/R5-9165Corydon, INLanesville
25Kole BarkhausFRPR/R6-2175Woodburn, INBlackhawk Christian
26Zak EckerleJRPR/R6-0200Solsberry, INEastern Greene
27Mitch UbelhorSOPR/R6-1210Avon, INAvon
28Justin PettitSOPR/R6-3220North Vernon, INJennings County
31Alex SandersJRCR/R6-0195Columbus, OHWorthington Christian
32Colin PfotenhauerFRP/INFR/R6-2180Lemont, ILMarist Catholic
33Brian FieldsSOP/1BR/R6-3225Lewis Center, OHWorthington Christian
34Tucker WaddupsSOPR/R6-4225Logansport, INPioneeer
42Dalton HutchinsonFRPR/R5-11165Fishers, INHamilton Southeast
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 Neutral: 0-0 Crossroads: 0-0