An in-depth preview of the 2015 squad, which is led by third-year coach Erik Bakich. The season kicks off Friday, Feb. 13, at Long Beach State.
Fifth-Year (2015) ...Had an RBI single and scored a run in the extra-inning win at Long Beach State (Feb. 15) ... Hit 2-for-5, including a double, against Tennessee Tech (Feb. 21) ... Drove in a run and scored a run vs. UMBC (March 6) ... Hit .308 (4-for-13) with two homeruns during the Kansas series (March 13-15) ... Scored a run vs. Toledo (March 31) ... Picked up a hit and scored a run vs. Michigan State (April 14).
Senior/Junior (2014) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award (2013) ... Played in 38 games with 29 starts for the Wolverines ... Tied for the team lead with three home runs ... Also had a pair of doubles and 18 RBI ... Was 2-for-4 with four RBI in the win over Western Michigan (March 26) ... Homered and had three RBI against Houston (Feb. 23) ... Went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI in the win over Northwestern (May 3) ... Opened his Michigan career by going 2-for-4 with a pair of hit by pitches against Texas State (Feb. 14) ... Drove in two runs against Purdue (April 20) ... Had a solo home run in the Princeton game (March 8) ... Was 2-for-3 against Appalachian State (March 1) ... Had a .336 on-base and a .333 slugging percentage.
Prep ... Transferred from Black Hawk College (Ill.)(2013) ... Hit .390 with 15 doubles, seven home runs and 43 RBI for Black Hawk College in Moline, Ill., in 2013 ... Was named the Arrowhead Conference Most Valuable Player and was an All-Region second team selection at catcher ... Redshirted in 2012, but played his freshman season in 2011, hitting .425 with 11 doubles and helping Black Hawk to a 44-9 record and a high of No. 3 in the NJCAA Division II rankings ... Was a NJCAA All-America third team selection in 2011 as well as earning all-conference and all-region honors ... Named an All-State first team selection at Mitchell High School in Mitchell, S.D., his senior season in 2010 ... Also was named to the All-Region 3A first team ... Earned NJCAA Academic All-America honors and was a three-time Academic All-Arrowhead Conference selection.
Personal ... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... General studies major ... Son of Mike and Jean Patrick ... Born March 13, 1992.
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