#3 Patton Akers
|PREV. SCHOOL||Franklin HS|
2017-18 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)
2016-17 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)
As a Freshman
Started in 44 games, 31 in right field and 13 in center… collected 23 hits in 99 at bats (.232)… reached base in 12 consecutive games (2/11-3/3) , the second longest streak for the Tigers in 2017… collected first career hit and RBI in a 2-for-3 performance against Iowa State (2/17)… first extra base hit came in the form of a double against Iowa State (2/18)… scored first run as a Tiger during a 2-for-3, one double and a stolen base outing in game one against Evansville (2/25)
A four-year starter for head coach Jim Miller… helped team to Sectional championship and District finals during freshman and junior seasons… as a sophomore, guided FHS to District championship and a trip to Regional finals… earned All-League honors as a freshman and All-Metro honors as a sophomore... as a junior, batted .473 with eight doubles, two triples, five homeruns, 30 RBI and 28 runs scored to earn All-State honors… was a member of the cheerleading squad during her freshman and senior years, as well as part of the tennis team in her final three years at FHS… named Most Valuable Player in all three seasons and earned All-League honors… a 10-time recipient of the Principals Scholar Award and member of the National Honors Society… played for the Ohio Hawks coached by Doug Lenos… worked with hitting coach Wendell Hutchinson.
Patton Akers… born in Dayton, Ohio… daughter of Matthew Akers and Amy Minor… brother Matthew, sisters Megan, Kaitlyn Jones and Summer Jones… volunteered as a swim coach for handicapped children at the YMCA... major is engineering… Birthday: 8/11/98