UTA Sits Game Back in Standings with Three to Play
Mavs Have Won Eight Consecutive Games
Jordon West to Start vs. Horned Frogs
Mavs turn to Senior Righty Austin Gardner for First Start of 2017
UTA Concludes Five-Game Homestand vs. No. 23 DBU
Second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection … Emerged as UTA's Saturday starter, appearing in 16 games with 15 starts, owning a 7-4 record and a 2.75 ERA … Worked a team-high 98.1 innings, allowing 90 hits and 22 walks, striking out 73 … Picked off two runners and allowed just eight steals on the year … In 10 Sun Belt starts, went 6-2 with a 2.59 ERA in 66 innings, allowing 57 hits and 16 walks, striking out 51 … Went 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA in home games and 5-1 with a 2.09 ERA in seven road starts … In UTA wins, pitched in nine games with eight starts, going 7-0 with a 2.67 ERA in 54 innings … Started seven games UTA lost, going 0-4 with a 2.84 ERA in 44.1 innings … Held opponents to a .217 average with runners on base and a .171 average with two outs … A ground-ball machine, owning 127 ground outs compared to 79 fly outs … UTA went 8-7 in his starts … Worked 7.1 innings at Stephen F. Austin in his UTA debut, allowing just a run on seven hits, striking out two … Took a hard-luck loss vs. Louisiana Tech, allowing one earned run in 5.2 innings … Worked 5.2 innings for his first win of the year, at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi … Pitched 6. Innings in a no-decision vs. Milwaukee, allowing three runs on eight hits … Worked a hard-luck loss at Georgia State in UTA's second conference game of the year, allowing two runs on two hits in 7.1 innings … Earned his second win of the year on March 31 vs. Troy, allowing two runs on seven hits in seven innings … Won his second straight game with 6.2 innings at Appalachian State … Worked four innings vs. Little Rock, allowing five runs in his third loss … Worked a shutout inning in relief vs. No. 23 Texas A&M … Bounced back after loss vs. Little Rock to work eight shutout innings at ULM, allowing just four hits and two walks on 97 pitches … Tossed seven innings, allowing two runs in a win over No. 20 Louisiana … Worked six innings without allowing an earned run at Arkansas State to improve to 6-3 … Worked seven shutout innings vs. Coastal Carolina in a no-decision … Worked 6.1 innings, allowing four earned runs at Texas State in his final regular-season start … Made UTA's elimination game start vs. Arkansas State in the opener of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament, allowing three runs in 6.1 innings.
Junior College (2015-16)
Made 14 appearances, including one start, posting a 4-2 record … Struck out 34 in 43.1 innings with three saves and a 3.95 ERA … Was a second team all-region selection … Helped lead Cisco to the championship game of the NJCAA World Series ... Played one season at North Central Texas College, under head coach Scott Harp … Hit .287 (39-for-136) with six doubles, one home run and 18 RBI in 45 games … Also stole six bases and scored 21 runs.
Lettered two years, playing under Tracy Howard … Played shortstop and third base … Second team all-district as a junior in 2012 and first team all-district in 2013 … 2013 District 1-4A Co-Defensive Player of the Year … Hit .368 (39-for-106) with 11 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 26 RBIs in 2013 … Also pitched 54.2 innings as a senior, posting a 1.41 ERA … In 2012, he hit .339 (37-for-115) with 9 doubles, one triple, one home run and 24 RBIs … Also lettered two years in basketball.
Son of Brandi and Mike Patterson … Has two siblings, Cassidy and Cade … Major is biology … Wants to be a neurosurgeon.
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