#3 Patton Akers

POS. OF
B/T R/R
YR. Sr.
HOMETOWN Franklin, Ohio
PREV. SCHOOL Franklin HS

HONORS
2017-18 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)
2016-17 OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.25+ GPA)

As a Junior
Played in 39 games, starting 32 in centerfield, one in left and one in right… finished 23-for-95 with a double, a home run, eight runs and six runs batted in… was issued four walks, hit by a pitch four times and stole three bases… recorded 53 outs and had one assist… hit first collegiate home run in a 2-for-4 performance versus No. 19 Auburn… registered seven multiple hit games, highlighted by a 3-for-4 with an RBI outing during game one at Belmont (4/10)… finished 2-for-3 with a double in game two against Maine (3/19)… picked up a season high two runs batted in and went 2-for-3 with a run scored in game one against Alabama A&M (4/2)

As a Sophomore

Played in 44 games, started 32 games in centerfield, two in right and one in left… went 10-for-79, batting .127 with two doubles, eight runs scored and four runs batted in… earned five walks and stole five bases… went 2-for-2 with a run scored, a run batted in and a stolen base against Cleveland State (2/25)… hit a double, drove in two runs and had a sacrifice bunt versus Bethune-Cookman (3/2)… finished 2-for-3, walked, stole a base and crossed home plate versus Drexel (3/3)… hit a seventh inning double at No. 8 Tennessee (4/3)

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)

Franklin HS

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.

Personal
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

 Year
 AVG 
 GP/GS 
 AB 
 R 
 H 
 2B 
 3B 
 HR 
 RBI 
 TB 
 SLG 
 BB 
 HBP 
 SO 
 GDP 
 OBP 
 SF 
 SH 
 SB/A 
 PO 
 A 
 E 
 FLD 
 2017 
 .232 
 45-44 
 99 
 6 
 23 
 3 
 0 
 0 
 13 
 26 
 .263 
 16 
 5 
 22 
 1 
 .364 
 1 
 3 
 7-9 
 43 
 2 
 4 
 .918 
 2018 
 .127 
 44-35 
 79 
 8 
 10 
 2 
 0 
 0 
 4 
 12 
 .152 
 5 
 2 
14 
 0 
 .198 
 0 
 7 
 5-5 
 51 
 3 
 0 
 1.000 
 2019 
 .242 
 39-34 
 95 
 8 
 23 
 1 
 0 
 1 
 6 
 27 
 .284 
 4 
 4 
 13 
 1 
 .301 
 0 
 3 
 3-4 
 53 
 1 
 6 
 .900 
 TSU 
 .205 
 128-113 
 273 
 22 
 56 
 6 
 0 
 1 
 23 
 65 
 .238 
 25 
 11 
 49 
 2 
 .297 
 1 
 13 
 15-18 
 147 
 6 
 10 
 .939